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3  1833  01239  9322 


"TuK  CJouu  LuKU  Mavuk." 

Lur.l  Miiyur  of  J  )ublin,  1732-3,  M.P.  for  Dublin,  1733-6.     See  pp.  9-1 J. 

FroiitUpkrr—Froiii  a  Mczs.utiiil  in  pos>:c>i>'io/i  <;/'  tin  lt(  r.  II.  li.  Siruirj/. 


French  of  Belturbet 

Nixon  of  Fermanagh 


The    Rev.    HENRY    BIDDALL   SWANZY,    M.A. 



DUBLIN  :    PRIMTED    BY    ALEX.    THOM    &    CO.    LIMITED. 


An  attempt  has  been  made  in  the  following  pages  to  put  on  record 
what  can  be  discovered  concerning  the  descendants  of  two  Irish  families 
which  became  allied  in  1737  by  the  marriage  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon 
with  Mariaime  French.  The  various  families  detailed  on  pp.  83-127, 
are  descended  from  that  marriage. 

The  PubHc  Record  Office  contains  evidence  of  the  existence  of  many 
other  persons  of  the  names  of  French  and  Nixon,  who,  from  the  localities 
in  which  they  lived,  were  very  probably  of  the  same  stock,  but  as  no 
proof  of  their  relationship  has  been  forthcoming,  as  a  rule  they  have 
not  been  mentioned  in  the  book. 

It  has  been  found  necessary  to  condense  the  work  as  much  as 
possible,  and  to  leave  out  some  biographical  details  which  might  have 
been  inserted.  I  have  tried  in  most  instances  to  give  chiefly  those 
which  come  from  unfamiliar  sources. 

The  evidence  for  the  earlier  generations  in  the  17th  and  18th 
centuries  is  in  almost  every  case  clear  and  complete.  In  the  very  few 
instances  where  the  exact  connection  of  certain  persons  with  the  family 
has  not  been  discovered,  due  mention  has  been  made  of  the  fact. 

For  the  details  regarding  the  later  generations  I  have  to  thank  a 
host  of  correspondents.  In  some  cases  information  could  not  be 

I  have  to  acknowledge  assistance  derived  from  the  genealogical 
works  of  Foster  and  Burke. 

It  would  be  quite  impossible  to  name  all  those  who  have  helped  me, 
but  my  thanks  are  specially  due  to  Mrs.  Blake,  Mrs.  Izod,  Mrs.  Oakes, 
Mrs.  J.  H.  Pigot,  Mrs.  F.  J.  B.  Priestley,  Miss  Saxby,  Mrs.  H.  B. 
Stanford,  Mr.  G.  D.  Burtchaell,  Dr.  Crone,  Major  Crookshank,  Dr.  F. 
C.  Crossle,  Mr.  P.  Crossle,  Major  Gore  Little,  Mr.  E.  Higinbotham, 
Lieut. -Colonel  G.  H.  Johnston,  Mr.  W.  T.  Kyle,  Mr.  0.  F.  D.  Nixon, 
Mr.  W.  Jackson  Pigott,  Mr.  Henry  F.  Reynolds,  Capt.  Spedding,  the 
Rev.  W.  B.  Stanford,  and  Mr.  Erskine  West  for  information  constantly 
and  freely  given.  Some  further  assistance  is  acknowledged  in  the 
foot-notes.  I  am  also  indebted  to  Mrs.  F.  R.  Carter,  Mrs.  Walton,  Mr. 
T.  Cosby  Burrowes,  and  Mr.  G.  F.  Mackarness  for  lending  me  printed 
histories  of  their  families ;  to  Mr.  Conway  Dighton  for  kindly  writing 
the  account  of  his  ancestor,  Archdeacon  Benning,  in  Appendix  XL, 
to  Major-General  John  Eccles  Nixon,  C.B.,  for  numerous  family  notes, 


aud  for  liberal  support ;  to  Sir  Arthur  Vicars,  K.C.V.O.,  Ulster  Bang 
of  Arms,  for  permittiug  me  to  inspect  documents  in  his  office  ;  to  the 
officials  in  the  Public  Record  Office,  Trinity  College  Library,  the 
National  Library,  and  the  Registry  of  Deeds  for  their  unvarying 
courtesy ;  to  Miss  Erskine,  Miss  Priestley,  Miss  Reynolds,  Mrs.  Swanzy 
(of  Newry),  Mr.  J.  H.  F.  Nixon  and  Sir  Henry  Swanzy  for  allowing 
me  to  reproduce  pictures  in  their  possession ;  to  Mr.  J.  R.  Blake  for 
the  drawings  in  his  well-known  style  of  the  arms  of  Nixon,  Swanzy  and 
Higinbotham  as  recorded  in  Ulster's  Office  ;  to  my  friend  Mr.  T.  Geo. 
H.  Green  for  reading  all  the  proofs,  and  for  numerous  suggestions 
and  help  in  many  ways  ;  and  to  Messrs.  A.  Thorn  and  Co.  for  the  interest 
they  have  taken  in  the  production  of  the  book. 

I  should  be  most  grateful  for  any  corrections  or  additions  regarding 
those  mentioned  in  this  work,  and  for  notes  of  any  changes  which  may 
occur  in  the  future. 


Ivy  Lodge,  Newry,  Co.  Down, 
December,  1907. 



Prefatory  Note, 


List  of  Illustrations     . 

Sketch  Pedigree  of  Nixon 

Sketch  Pedigree  of   Swanzy 

Sketch  Pedigree  of  French 








French  of  Belturbet. 

Chapter    I.  Mathew  French,  Senior,   .  .  .  . 

II.  Richard  French  and  his  descendants,  "  the  Good 
Lord  Mayor,"  .  .  .  . 



III.  Mathew  French,  Junior,  and  his  descendants  .     17 

IV.  Stanford  of  Carn.    Daniel  French,  and  his  descendants  26 

V.  Families    of    Warburton,  and     Somerville,    Lord 

Athlumney       .  .  .  .  .34 

VI,  Tisdall  of  Bawn,  and  Families  of  Voules,  Marlay, 

and  Manners,  Duke  of  Rutland,  .  .     38 

PART    II. 

The  Family  of  Nixon. 

Chapter    I.  Early  Nixons 
II.  Main  Stem 

III.  Nixon  of  Mullaghduff 

IV.  The  Eccles  Nixon  Branch 
V.  Nixon  of  Nixon  Hall 

VI.  Nixon  of  Nixon  Lodge,  Swanzy  of  Avelreagh 

VII.  Enery  of  Bawnboy  and  Ballyconnell,  and  Nesbitt 
and  Burrowes  of  Lismore,  all  in  Co.  Cavan 

VIII.  The  Brinsley  Nixon  Branch 

IX.  Higinbotham  of  Nutfield 







Appendix  I.  Will  of  Thomas  Nixon,  1738      .  .  .167 

II.  Will  of  James  Nixon,  1752         .  .  .  169 

III.  Will  of  the  Kev.  Adam  Nixon,  1767      .  .  170 

IV.  Will  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  1773  .  172 
V.  Ensign's  Commission,  Henry  Swanzy,  1688-9  .  173 

VI.  Robert  Meade  and  his  descendants         .  .    174 

VII.  Nixon  of  Cranleybeg       ....    177 

VIII.  Notes  on  early  Nixons 

IX.  Swanzy  of  Cavan 

X.  Erskine  of  Cavan 

XI.  Conway  Benning 

in  Cos.   Fermanagh  and 

.  182 

.  184 

.  187 

.  197 


.    199 


Humplirey  Frencli,  M.P.,  "  The  Good  Lord  Mayor  "       Frontispiece 

Harriett,  wife  of  Thomas    Reynolds,  and  dau.  of   Wm. 
Witherington         ..... 

Arms  of  Nixon  ..... 

Major-General  Sir  Eccles  Nixon 

Major  John  Nixon,  17th  Regt. 

Nixon  Hall,  Cleenish,  Co.  Fermanagh 

The  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon         .... 

Marianne,  wife  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  and  dau. 
of  the  Rev.  Mathew  French 

Arms  of  Swanzy  .... 

Henry  Swanzy  .  .  .  .  . 

Anne,  wife  of  Henry  Swanzy,  and  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
Andrew  Nixon      .... 

Arms  of  Higinbotham 

Archibald  Erskine        .  .  .  . 

Colonel  James  Erskine,  C.B.  . 

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PART    I. 


Mathew  French,  Senior. 

Early  in  the  seventeenth  century,  Richard  French,  merchant,  lived 
at  Belturbet,  Co.  Cavan.  His  connection  with  the  old  family  of  the 
name  in  the  West  of  Ireland  is  not  clear,  though  the  name  Mathew 
which  he  gave  to  one  of  his  sons,  also  appears  in  the  families  of  French 
of  Galway,  and  French  of  Cork.*  Berry,  in  his  Encydopoedia  Heralika, 
states  that  the  following  arms  were  granted  in  Ireland  to  the  family 
of  French  of  Belturbet,  26  July,  1682  :  "  Per  bend  sinister,  engrailed, 
or  and  sable,  a  lion  rampant  between  two  fleur-de-lis  counter-charged. 
Crest :  a  fleur-de-lis,  or,  charged  with  a  trefoil  vert."  No  trace  of 
this  grant  now  remains  in  Ulster's  Office,  and  Mathew  French,  in  1688, 
sealed  his  will  with  the  arms  of  French  of  Galway.  While  living  at 
Belturbet  and  acquiring  position  and  property  in  Co.  Cavan,  the  family 
carried  on  the  hardware  business  in  High  Street,  Dublin,  for  about  a 
century,  and  it  will  be  seen  later  (p.  17)  that  Mathew  French,  junior, 
suppUed  the  powder  and  ball  used  in  the  defence  of  Derry  and  Enniskillen 
during  the  Revolution. 

RICHARD  FRENCH,  of  Belturbet,  married  twice.  By  his  first 
wife  he  had  a  son  : — 

I.  Robert  French  a  legatee  of  his  father  in  1637,  probably  the 
Robert  French  who  was  living  at  Newtown,  in  the  parish  of 
Drumully,  Co.  Fermanagh  during  the  rebellion  of  1641. 
In  his  deposition,  sworn  12  March,  1641/2,  Randall 
Adams  and  WiUiam  Hitchcocke,  witnesses,  (Cromwelhan 
Depositions,  Co.  Ferm.,  p.  46  6.,  T.C.D.  Library)  he  stated 

Matthew  French,  gent.,  obtained,  under  the  Act  of  Settlement,  4,242 
acres  m  Co.  Galway,  and  970  acres  in  Co.  Mayo,  grant  enrolled  16  April,  1667 
/D  f,  ^J""^  ^^^^  since,  at  CUf thole  in  the  Co.  of  Galway,  Mr.  Matthew  French  " 
(Public  Gazetteer,  29  Oct.,  1765). 

i^E^^^T  French,  born  at  Kinsale,  Co.  Cork,  was  Scholar  T.C.D.  1695  B  4 
1698  Fellow  1699,  MA  1701,  B.D.  1710.  He  was  Reader  or  Curate  of  St. 
Werburgh  s,  Dublin,  1705-14,  while  holding  his  fellowship,  and  on  31  March 
1711,  presented  27  students  of  the  CoUege  to  be  confirmed  by  Archbishop 
King  in  St   Patrick's  Cathedral.    He  d.  12  March.  1714. 

Matthew  French,  and  Jane,  his  wife,  otherwise  Badham.  occur  frequently 
1l  *^e  Chancery  and  Exchequer  Bills  in  connection  with  Co.  Cork,  at  the  end  of 
the  17th  century. 

Matthew  French  was  appointed  J.P.  Co.  Cork,  4  May,  1697. 


that  about  24  October,  1641  he  was  robbed  of  his  goods.  He 
and  his  wife  were  despoiled  of  all  their  possessons,  and  had  to 
fly  to  Dublin. 

Richard  French  married  a  second  time,  and  after  his  death  his 
wife,  Susanna,  married  2nd,  John  Anderson  (see  deposition  below) 
His  will,  dated  May,  1637,  was  proved,  April,  1638.  He  mentions 
besides  his  brother-in-law,  John  Warren,  and  his  grandchild,  Thomasina, 
wife  of  Daniel  Browne,  three  children  of  his  second  marriage,  viz.  : — 
II.  Richard  French. 

III.  MATHEW,  of  whom  immediately. 
I.  Mary  French,  whose  dowry  disappeared  in  the  rebellion  of  1641 . 

The  youngest  son  : — 

MATHEW  FRENCH,  of  Belturbet  and  Dublin,  High  Sheriff,  Co. 
Cavan,  1677,  was  born  after  1617,  for  he  was  a  minor  at  the  date  of  his 
father's  will  in  1637.  He  was  hardly  of  age  when  the  rebellion  of  1641 
broke  out ;  his  deposition  regarding  it  still  remains  in  the  Library  of 
Trinity  College,  Dublin,  as  follows  : — 

"  Richard  ffrench  and  Mathew  ffrench  of  Belturbutt  in  the  County 
of  Cavan,  merchants,  in  the  behalfe  of  their  ifather  in  law,  John 
Anderson,  of  the  same  place,  merchant,  their  sister,  Mary  ffrench,  and 
for  themselves, — being  duly  sworne  say  that  at  or  about  the  28th  Day 
of  October  last  past  they  have  beene  robbed  and  dispoyled  of  lands 
and  goods  of  the  valew  following — ffirst  their  said  ffather  in  Law  hath 
lost  wares  and  goods  worth  Seaven  hundred  pounds — and  worth  one 
hundred  pound.  Debts  owing  him  by  bill  and  in  his  booke  fiive  hundred 

"  Their  sister  Mary  hath  lost  Three  hundred  poimd  which  was  her 
portion,  and  putt  out  to  Mr.  Martin  Bahtie,  Mr.  Rich.  Morse,  Mr. 
Charles  Waterhouse  and  the  La  [die]s  Butler. 

''  Richard  ffrench  saith  that  he  hath  been  expulsed  and  dispossessed 
of  lands  worth  ffifty-twoe  pound  a  year  for  ever,  and  about  one  hundred 
pound  in  money  which  was  owing  him  by  his  said  ffather  in  law. 

"  Mathew  ffrench  sayth  that  he  hath  lost  and  beene  Dispossest  of 
land  in  the  County  of  ffermanagh  worth  two  and  twenty  pound  a  year 
and  ten  pound  a  year  for  ever  his  lands  and  houses  he  had  in  Belturbut, 
money  owing  him  by  his  said  ffather  in  law  being  one  hundred  pound, 
Besides  ffifteen  pounds  in  money  fferrall  Orely  tooke  from  him  and 
goods  worth  twenty  pounds. 

"  And  all  this  was  done  in  the  County  of  Cavan  by  PhilUp  M'Shane 
Rely,  Esq.,  of  Ballincargh,  Edmund  Rely,  Cav.  Gent. —  McJaines 
[Rely]  Esq.,  Myles  Rely,  high  Sheriff,  his  sorme  John  Rely,  sonne  of 
Phillip  McMulmore  of  Ballatrost,  and  Edmond  Rely  and  Hugh  Rely, 
sonnes  of  Mulmore  McPhillip  Deceased — and  by  their  followers — 
and  by  Rory  Magwyr  and  his  followers  in  ffermanagh. 

"Their  said  ffather  and  Mother  and  sister  are  in  the  hands  of  the 

Rebells  in  the  Countrey  and  these  de[ponent]8  were  likewise  stript 
as  they  cdme  by  the  Cotch. 

•'  Richard  ffrench, 

"  Jurat  21*^  Jauy.,  1641  (2).  "  Matthew  ffrench. 

"John  Watson,  John  (Steme]."* 

Mathew  French,  merchant,  was  admitted  Freeman  of  Dublin  by 
special  grace  and  on  fines,  4th  Friday  after  25  Dec,  1649  ;  he  was  a 
titulado  (or  landowner)  in  St,  Michael's  parish,  Dublin,  in  1659,  (Petty's 
Census)  :  Sherifi  of  the  City  of  Dublin,  1667-8,  and  one  of  the  Masters 
of  the  City  works,  1668-9.  In  1672  he  and  some  others  were  admitted 
Aldermen  of  DubUn  by  Sir  John  Tottie,  Lord  Mayor,  illegally.  This, 
with  other  high-handed  acts  during  the  same  Mayoralty,  was  cancelled 
by  order  from  the  Lord  Lieutenant  in  1675.  {Calendar  of  Ancient 
Records,  V.,  577.)  He  was  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Cavan,  1677  (appointed 
21  Dec,  1676 — Liber  Munerum).  He  was  attainted  by  .idmes  IT.  at  his 
Parliament  held  in  DubUn  in  1689,  as  "  Mathew  French,  Senior  of 
Belturbet,  Merchant."  His  will,  dcited  25  April,  1688,  was  proved  in 
the  Prerogative    Court,  5  March,  1691.       It  is  as  follows  : — 

"  In  the  name  of  God,  Amen,  I  Mathew  ffrench  of  Belturbett,  in 
the  County  of  Cavan,  Esq.,  beinge  well,  thanks  be  unto  God,  and  in 
good  health,  considering  ye  uncertenntys  of  this  life,  and  beinge  willing 
to  settle  my  house  in  order,  doe  make,  ordaine  and  constitute  this  my 
last  will  and  testament  in  manner  and  form  following,  first  and 
principally  I  committ  my  soul  into  the  hands  of  Almighty  God  my 
Creator,  in  whom  and  by  the  precious  death  of  my  blessed  Saviour 
Jesus  Christ,  I  trust  and  assuredly  believe  to  be  saved,  and  my  bodv 
I  committ  to  ye  earth  to  be  buryed  in  such  decent  manner  as  to  my 
Exr^  shall  be  thought  nieett  and  convenient  and  for  the  setthng  of 
what  estate  God  in  his  infinitt  mercy  hath  been  pleased  to  bestowe 
upon  me,  I  give  and  dispose  thereof  as  followeth.  Imprimis,  my  will 
is  y*  all  the  debts  that  I  owe  to  any  pson  or  psons  whatsoever  shall 
be  well  and  truely  paid  and  satisfied  in  convenient  time  after  my 
deceasse  by  my  Ex^s.  hereafter  named.  Item  I  doe  limitt  and  appointe 
my  wife  Ellinor  ffrench  my  son  Mathew  ffrench  and  John  Warburton, 
Esqr.  to  be  my  executors  to  see  this  my  last  will  and  testament  pformed. 
Item  itt  is  my  will  that  my  wife  Ellinor  ffrench  shall  have  and  receive 
dureing  her  naturall  life  the  third  part  of  the  rents  and  profitts  of  all 
my  lands  housses  and  tenements  in  the  county  of  ffermanna,  county  of 
Cavan  and  corporacon  of  Belturbett  together  with  ye  moeitv  of  my 
dAvelling  housse  in  high  streett  in  Dublin  in  satisfaction  of  her  thirds  and 
dower  according  to  the  tenure  of  a  deed  of  grant  and  releasse  made  by  ine 
to  my  son  Richard  ffrench,  beareing  date  the  four  and  twentieth  day 
of  March  one  thousand  six  hundred  seaventy  &  five  vpon  my  sd.  sons 
marriage  and  alsoe  the  kitchin  I  make  vse  of  over  and  above  ye  said 
moietv  of  the  said  housse.  Item,  I  give  and  bequeath  vnto  my  said 
wife  the  sume  of  sixty  pounds  sterl.  to  be  paid  vnto  her  within  two 
months  after  my  deceasse,  alsoe  all  my  houshould  goods  m  Dublin, 
one  siluer  tankerd,  one  dozen  of  siluer  spoons  and  one  trunck  of  the 

*  CromweUinn  Depositions,  Co.  Cavan,  Vol.  I.,  fol.  226,  copied  by  W.  G.  Hodaon, 


best  linnen  she  shall  make  choise  of  in  my  house  in  Belturbett.  Item, 
I  give  and  bequeath  vnto  my  daughter  Mary  Warburton,  the  smne 
of  fforty  pounds  ster.  by  reason  I  gave  her  but  five  hundred  pounds 
ster  vpon  her  marriage  w*^''  Jon  Warburton  her  husband,  the  said 
fforty  pounds  to  be  paid  vnto  her  w^^  a  provisoe  y"-  John  Warburton 
shall  give  a  generall  discharge  to  the  rest  of  my  executors  vpon  receipt 
thereof.  Item,  I  give  and  bequeath  vnto  my  son  Daniel  iirench  the 
Buine  of  ffive  pounds  ster.  by  reason  he  was  one  of  those  psons  who 
stole  and  took  away  all  my  cash  in  ye  time  of  my  great  fitt  of  sickness 
alsoe  by  reason  I  made  him  a  leasse  of  my  housse  and  malt  housse  in 
Belturbett  for  nine  hundred,  ninety  and  nine  years  att  three  pounds 
p.  annum  wch  cost  me  four  hundred  pounds  building.  Item,  I  give  and 
bequeath  vnto  my  daughter,  Ellinor  Tisdall  the  sume  of  twenty  shilhngs 
ster.  by  reason  I  gave  her  seaven  or  eight  hundred  pounds  ster.  vpon 
her  marriage  w*^  James  Tisdall.  Item,  I  give  and  bequeath  my  lotts, 
on  Oxmountown  Green  in  Dubhn  w^*^  all  the  improvements  w^*^  are 
or  shall  be  made  thereon  to  my  granson  Mathew  firench,  son  of  my  son 
Richard  ffrench  dureing  his  naturall  life  and  after  his  deceasse  to  his 
first  born  son  lawfully  begotten  &  to  his  heires  and  for  want  of  such 
issue  to  the  second  third  fourth  or  fifth  and  every  other  son  or  sons 
wch  my  said  granson  shall  hapen  toe  have  lawfully  begotten,  ye  eldest 
to  have  preferrance  before  the  youngest,  and  for  want  of  such  issue  to 
3'e  heires  female  of  my  sd.  granson  for  ever,  but  if  in  case  my  said 
gransion  Mathew  fErench  hapen  to  dye  before  he  come  to  age  or  have 
issue  lawfully  begotten  then  I  give  and  bequeath  the  said  lotts  to  his 
brother,  Humphry  ffrench  and  his  heires  and  if  in  case  ye  said  Humphry 
dye  before  he  come  to  age  or  have  issue  lawfully  begotten,  then  I  give 
and  bequeath  ye  said  lotts  to  his  brother  Daniel  and  his  heirs  and  in 
case  the  said  Daniell  dye  before  he  comes  to  age  or  have  issue  lawfully 
begotten  then  I  give  and  bequeath  the  said  lotts  to  his  brother  Richard 
and  his  heires  lawfully  begotten  for  ever.  Item,  I  give  vnto  my  son 
Mathew  firench  the  sume  of  twenty  shillings  ster.  by  reason  I  gave  him 
six  hundred  pounds  vpon  his  marriage.  Item,  I  give  and  bequeath 
vnto  my  granson  Humphry  ffrench  the  sume  of  ffifty  pounds  ster.  and 
to  my  granson  Daniell  ffrench  the  sume  of  ffifty  pounds  ster.  and  to  my 
granson  Richard  ffrench  the  sume  of  ffifty  pounds  ster.  to  be  putt  to 
vse  for  them  w^^  in  three  months  after  my  deceasse  the  same  to  goe  on 
w'*^  the  interest  and  profits  thereof  to  be  paid  them  when  they  come  to 
age  but  in  case  any  one  or  more  of  my  said  gransons  Humphry,  Daniel 
or  Richard  shall  happen  to  dye  before  they  come  to  age  or  haue  issue 
lawfully  begotten  then  theire  partts  and  legasyes  w**^  the  interest  & 
profits  thereof  to  goe  to  ye  survivor  of  them,  and  if  itt  shall  hapen  y^ 
my  said  gransons  Humphry,  Daniel  &  Richard  shall  all  of  them  dye 
before  they  come  to  age  or  have  issue  lawfully  begotten  y*  then  y^ 
legaseys  aforesd.  wth  the  interest  &  profitts  thereof  shall  be  equally 
devided  and  distributed  amongst  all  the  children  wch  my  son  Mathew 
ffrench  hath  or  shall  have  att  ye  time  of  ray  deceasse.  Item,  I  give  vnto 
Mathew  Johnson  son  of  John  Johnson  the  sume  of  seaventeen  pounds 
sterl.  w*''^.  I  have  on  a  morgage  on  the  lands  of  Druminisklin.  Item 
I  give  and  bequeath  vnto  my  servant  John  Cooke  the  sume  of  ffive 
pounds  sterl.  to  buy  him  mourning.  Item,  further  my  will  is  y*  after 
all  my  debts  and  legaseys  are  all  paid  all  debts  due  to  me  w**^.  all  my 
cash,  moneys,  goods  and  chatties  shall  be  appraised  &  y*  then  my 
Ex''^  shall  sell  and  dispose  of  them  for  the  best  advantage  they  can 
for  the  vse  of  all  y®  children  of  my  son,  Mathew  ffrench  w^*'.  he  now 

hath  or  shall  have  att  my  deceasse,  the  same  to  be  equally  devided 
amongst  them  provided  they  will  be  ruled  by  theii-e  parrents,  if  any  one 
of  them  shall  prove  disobedient  and  vill  not  be  ruled  by  theire  parrents 
then  y^  childs  partt  shall  be  distributed  &  devided  amongst  the  rest 
further  my  will,  is  that  in  case  there  hapen  any  law  shutes  to  arise 
aboute  any  partt  of  my  estate  twixt  the  heire  of  my  son  Richard  fErench, 
Sc  any  other  pson  before  the  said  heire  come  to  age  then  I  give  and 
bequeath  the  sume  of  iiifty  pounds  sterl.  to  be  paid  out  of  my  psonall 
estate  by  my  Ex'"'^.  towards  defraying  the  charge  of  the  said  shute,  if 
any  there  be.  In  wittnesse  whereof  I  have  hereunto  putt  my  hand  and 
aeale  the  five  and  twenty  day  of  Aprill  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  God, 
One  thousand  six  hundred  eighty  and  eight. 

Matthew  pprench.  [Seal]. 

"  John  Cooke. 
"  J.  A.  Mageaghe." 

N.B. — The  seal  is  Ermine  a  Chevron  {sable  ?),  for  crest  a  Dolphin 
embowed.  These  are  the  Arms  of  the  Galway  Frencks,  and  their  use  here 
appears  to  conflict  with  Berry's  note,  page  1. 

"  Proved  by  John  Warburton  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  Esq.  one  of  the 
survi^ang  executors  named,  sa\n[ng  the  right  of  Ellinor  ffrench,  widow 
and  relict  of  sd.  deceased  another  surviving  executor.  5  March,  1691, 
named  in  sd.  will. 

"  Wheras  John  Warburton  Esq.,  one  of  the  executors  of  the  last 
will  and  testament  of  Mathew  ffrench  late  of  Belturbett  in  the  Co.  of 
Cavan,  Esq.  deed,  is  desirous  to  have  upon  him  the  burthen  &  execution 
of  the  sd.  will  and  to  prove  the  same,  but  is  dissatisfied  with  an  expression 
therein  concerning  the  testators  son,  Daniell  ffrench  consisting  of  these 
words,  by  reason  he  was  one  of  those  persons  who  stole  and  took  away 
all  my  cash  in  the  time  of  my  greate  fitte  of  sickness,  which  words  as  he 
believes  were  unnecessarily  inserted  therein  &  that  there  was  not 
just  cause  or  ground  for  the  said  expression  &  therefore  not  wishing 
to  take  out  the  probate  of  the  said  will  or  to  prove  the  same  with  the 
aforesaid  expression.  It  is  therefore  this  day  ordered  by  the  Judge 
of  their  Maties  Court  of  Prerogative  in  Ireland  at  the  desire  and 
petition  of  the  sd.  John  Warburton  that  the  aforesaid  words  be  left  out 
of  the  will  annexed  to  the  probate  to  be  granted  to  the  said  John 
Warburton  for  the  reasons  before  mentioned,  &  that  this  order  be 
indorsed  on  the  back  of  the  said  originall  will  that  due  notice  may 
hereafter  be  taken  thereof  accordingly  whereof  the  Regr.  of  the  said 
court,  and  all  other  persons  concerned  are  to  take  notice.  Given  under 
my  hand  the  5th  day  of  March,  1691. 

"  Dud.  Loptus." 

"  Mr.  John  Warburton  of  Dublin,  his  bond  to  save  harmless  the 
Judge  and  Regi".  of  y^  Prerogative." 

"  John  Warburton  of  the  city  of  Dublin  Esq.,  bound  in  the  sume 
of  £500. 

"  Dated  10  March,  1691. 

"  The  condition  of  the  above  obligation  is  such  that  whereas  the 
execution  or  probate  of  the  will  of  Mathew  ffrench,  late  of  Belturbett 
in  the  Co.  of  Cavan,  deceased  is  granted  by  the  above  named  most 
Revd  Father  in  God  unto  the  above  named  John  Warburton,  Esq.  one 
of  the  executors  therein  named,  and  whereas  there  is  by  the  order 
of  Dr.  Dudley  Loftus,  Judge  or  Commissary  of  the  said  court,  the  words 

(by  reason  he  was  one  of  those  persons  who  stole  &  took  away  all  my 
cash  in  the  time  of  my  great  fitt  of  sickness)  also  omitted  in  the  will 
engrossed  &  annexed  to  the  probate  granted  to  the  sd.  John  Warburton. 
If  therefore  the  said  John  Warburton,  Esq.  shall  save  keepe  harmlesse, 
&  indemnifyed  the  sd.  most  Eevd.  Father  in  God  his  substitute  his 
Register  &  all  other  officers  of  the  said  Court  from  any  danger  or  trouble 
that  may  arise  by  reason  of  the  omission  aforesaid  that  then  this 
obligation  to  be  void  or  else  to  be  in  full  force  and  virtue  in  law. 

"  Jo.  Warburton. 
"  B.  Burton. 
"  John  Molaneux." 

Mathew  French,  married  at  St.    Catherine's,  Dublin,  8  July,    1644, 

Elinor,  dau.  of Johnston,  and  widow  of  Daniel    Desminieres,  of 

Dublin,  2nd  son  of  Robert  Desminieres,  of  Roueji,  freeman  of  Dublin, 
1639,  and  brother  of  John  Desminieres,  Lord  Mayor  of  Dublin,  1666.* 
By  her  he  had  five  children  : — 

I.  RICHARD,  see  Chapter  II.,  p.  7. 

II.  MATHEW,  ancestor  of  the  famiHes  of  Pigott,  Nixon,  Swanzy. 

Reynolds,  etc.  See  Chapter  III.,  p.  17,  and  pp.  83-127. 
III.  DANIEL,  ancestor  of  the  famihes  of  Britton,  Le  Hunte,  and 
Stanford,  see  Chapter  IV.,  pp.  :26-33. 

I.  MARY,   m.    1672,   John   Warburton,   M.P.,   ancestress   of    the 
Athlumney  family,  see  Chapter  V.,  pp.  34-7. 

II.  ELINOR,  m.  1682,  James  Tisdall,  M.P.,  ancestress  of  the  families  of 
Voules,  Tisdall,  Marlay  and  Rutland,  see  Chapter  VI.,  p.  38. 

*  Pedigree  of  Desminieres,  by  the  Rev.  W.  Ball  Wright,  in  The  Irish  Builder, 
1  Dec.,  1887.  Mrs.  Matthew  French  had  by  her  first  marriage,  besides  John  and 
4nne,  who  d.  young,  a  son  Robert  Desminieres.  b.  16  July.  1640,  married  widow 
of  —  Hunter  of  Sligo,  and  d  intestate  there  in  1693. 


KiCHARD  French  axd  his  Dfsckndants. 
"  The  Good  Lord  Mayor." 
The  eldest  son  of  Mathew  French,  senior,  was  : — 

RICHARD  FRENCH,  of  DubUn,  merchant,  J.P.,  Co.  Cavan,  5  May, 

1681,  {Liber  Munerum),  bapt.  at  St.  Catherine's,  Dublin,  6  July,  1645 

married,  deed  dated  24  March,  1675,  Mary,  dau.  of  Major  Humphrey 

Perrott,*  of  Dromhonie,  Co.  Cavan,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Cavan,  1660  and 

1661,  by  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Brockhill  Taylor,  of  Ballyhaise,-f  Co.  Cavan, 

M.P.,  Cavan  borough   1634-6.      Richard  French  made  his  will  25  Dec, 

1686.      It  was  proved  7  Jan.,  1686-7.       He  left  his  brother  Mathew, 

"  my  black  gelding,  Imbroydered  saddle,  and  best  Silver  hilted  sword." 

He  left  by  his  wife  (who  afterwards  {  m.  Christopher  Caldwell,§)  with 

three  other  children,  buried  at  St.  Michael's,  Dublin,  four  sons  : — 

I.  Mathew  French,  of  Ballyhubback,  Co.  Wicklow,  m.  Elizabeth 

Lenthall,  granddau.  ||  of  WilUam  Lenthall,  the  famous  Speaker 

of  the  English  House  of  Commons,  and  niece  ^  of  Catherint- 

Talbot,    of    Knaresborough,    Yorkshire,    widow.         Mathew 

French  made  his  v»dll  4  July,  1731,  and  d.  soon  after.       It 

was  delivered  to  the  Depuity  Registrar,  12  Feb.,  1731-2,  and 

is  on  record  in  the  Registry  of  Deeds,  (lands  of  Killelahard, 

Co.   Fermanagh,  deed  no.  47602).       In  an  Exchequer  Bill, 

Rouse  V.  French,  24  Dec,   1739,  it  is  stated  that  Mathew 

French,  "  a  gentleman  of  good  Fortune  "  had  married  Betty 

als.  EUzabeth  his  wife,  without  any  fortune.  Mrs.  Talbot,  who 

d.  in  1733,  left  her  property  to  her  niece  to  make  up  for  this. 

They  had  issue  two  sons  and  five  daus.  : — 

I.  Richard   French,  of   Baltinglass,  Co.   Wicklow,    merchant, 
will  dated  29  Aug.,  1781,  proved  19  March,  1782.      He 

*In  a  Chancery  Bill,  12  Nov.,  1681,  Burton  v.  French,  it  is  stated  that  Elinor 
Meade  was  a  relation  both  of  Matthew  French,  senior,  and  of  Humphrey  Perrott. 

■j"  The  Ballyhai&e  property  descended  through  the  Taylors  to  Colonel  Brockhill 
Newburgh,  M.P.,  Co  Cavan,  1715-27,  and  High  Sheriff.  1705.  In  the  Williamite 
war  he  raised  an  independent  company  for  William's  interest,  which  afterwards 
became  a  marching  regt.,  General  Stewart's.  {Particulars  relating  to  the  Life  and 
clmracter  of  the  late  Brockhill  Newburgh,  Esq.;  Wrote  at  the  instance  of  several  of  his 
surviving  Friends,  1761,  T.C.D.,  Lib.) 

%  She  apparently  married  also,  before  the  latter  marriage,  Samuel  Morrison, 
of  Dublin.  Gent.,  whose  will,  dated  14  April,  1690,  was  proved  1691.  He  mentions 
his  wife  Mary,  widow  of  French,  and  her  sons,  Mathew,  Daniel,  and  Richard 

§  Exchequer  Bill,  13  May,  1707,  Daniel  French  v.  Mathew  French,  Mary  Caldwell 
and  another. 

li  Gilbert's  History  of  Dublin,  Vol.  I.,  p.  227. 

f  Exchequer  Bill,  24  Dec.,  1739.  v.  French. 


desires  to  be  buried  at  Donaghmore  without  any  pomp, 
and  that  the  old  tomb  standing  over  his  father,  late  of 
Ballyhubback,  should  be  taken  down  and  re-built  when 
he  should  be  interred.  He  mentions  his  wife,  Jane, 
and  his  niece  Jane  Hodson,  as  well  as  his  only  son, 
Humphrey,  daughter  in  law  Ahce,  and  grand- daughter 
Margaret  Rebecca,  now  an  infant.     His  only  son  was  : — 

Humphrey  French,  of  Dublin,  m.  licence  bond,  dated 
10  June,  1779,  AUcia  Harris,  of  the  parish  of  Taney, 
Co.  Dublin,  spinster.  The  following  notice  of  him 
is  in  a  letter  written  during  the  Emmet  Insurrection 
by  Sir  Richard  Musgrave  to  the  Lord  Lieutenant, 
Lord  Hardwick.*  "  July  29th,  1803,  My  Lord.  .  .  . 
I  have  been  frequently  asked  since  last  Saturday 
night  whether  I  had  not  given  information  to  Govern- 
ment of  the  intended  rebellion  before  its  explosion, 
and  I  uniformly  declared  what  I  now  say,  that  I  had 
no  suspicion  of  it  until  I  saw  Mr.  Humphrey  French, 
a  wine-merchant  in  Dame  Street,  about  nine  o'clock 
on  that  night,  and  he  informed  me  that  he  fell  into 
the  hands  of  a  body  of  pikemen,  near  the  Canal, 
that  they  stopped  and  threatened  him,  and  that  he 
believes  they  would  have  murdered  him,  but  that 
he  falsely  told  them  he  was  a  Papist."  He  had  a 
dau.  : — 

Margaret  Rebecca  French. 
2.  WilUam  French. 

1.  Mary  French,  m.  Simon  Rouse,  of  Dublin. 

2.  Catherine  French. 

3.  AUcia   French,   m.    1731,    George  Duplex,   of  Newabbey, 

Co.  Kildare. 

4.  Harriet  French,  m.  WilUam     Hawker,     of    Dublin,     and 

had  three  daus.  : —  | 

(1.)  Frances  Hawker. 

(2.)  Susanna  Hawker,  m.  John  Mowlds,  of  Churchtown, 
Co.  DubUn,  and  d.  19  Feb.,  1788,  aged  46,  having 
had  by  him,  who  d.  4  March,  1787,  with  other 
issue,  of  whom  Henrietta,  Susanna,  and  Charlotte 
are  buried  at  Donnybrook,  a  dau.  : — 

Anne    EUzabeth    Mowlds,    d.    28    April,    1842, 
aged  78. 

*  The  Viceroy's  Post- Bag,  London.  1904,  p.  307. 
t  Exch.  Bill,"  19  Jan.,   1762,  Mowlds  v.  Hawker. 

(3.)  Elinor  Hawker. 

5.  Elizabeth    French,    m.    John    Sherwood,    of    Teniplelusk, 
Co.  Wicklow,  and  d.  before  1739. 

TT.  HUMPHREY,  of  whom  presently. 

III.  Daniel  French,  of  Dublin,  bapt.  St.  Michael's,  18  Jan.,  1681-2, 

bur.   there    23    Feb.,    1711-2,    will    pr.  1736,  had  by  Mary 
his  wife  : — 

1.  Mathew  French,  of   Dublin,  ironmonger,  Churchwarden  of 

St.  Audoen's,  ?/?.  at  St.  Michael's,  15  Sept.,  1744,  Rebecca 
dau.  of  Thomas  Beaumont,  of  Summer  Hill,  Dublin,  and  d. 
11  Feb.,   1755,  "a  Man  of  a  very  good  Character." 

2.  Richard   French,   bapt.   at   St.    John's   Dublin,    25   Jan., 

1706-7,  evidently  d.  young. 

1.  Mary  French. 

2.  Elinor  French,  bapt.  at  St.  John's  1  Jan.,  1707-8. 

IV.  Richard  French,  bapt.  at  St.  Michaels,  3  June,  1686. 
The  2nd  son  of  Richard  French  and  Mary  Perrott  was  : — 
HUMPHREY  FRENCH,  Sheriff  of  DubUn,   1711-12,  Lord  Mayor 

of  Dublin  1732-33,  M.P.  for  Dublin  1733-6,  LL.D.  {Hcmcrru  Causa) 
T.C.D.,  1734,  bapt.  at  St.  Michael's,  Dublin,  8  May,  1680.  This 
eminent  man  was  widely  known  in  his  day  as  "  The  Good  Lord 
Mayor."  On  30  Sept.,  1732,  he  was  sworn  Lord  Mayor  before  Chief 
Baron  Marlay.  A  month  later  we  read  of  him  in  Pue^s  Occurrences, 
Dublin,  for  31  Oct.  "  Yesterday,  being  the  Anniversary  of  His  present 
Majesty's  Birth  Day,  the  same  was  observed  here  with  the  greatest 

Solemnity It  is  remarkable  that  the  Lord  Mayor  made  the 

greatest  Appearance  that  ever  was  known  on  such  an  Occasion.  His 
Lordship  rode  in  his  State  Coach  drawn  by  Six  Horses,  whose  Tails 
and  Mains  were  tied  with  blue  Ribbons,  their  Ear  knots  the  same,  and 
before  him  his  Body  Coach  with  two  Horses,  attended  by  several 
Footmen,  on  each  Side  of  the  Coach,  with  blue  Cockades  in  their  Hats." 
But  he  had  more  solid  claims  for  remembrance  than  this.  He  at 
once  set  himself  to  reform  abuses  in  the  city,  and  dealt  out  justice  and 
mercy  firmly  and  impartially.  Three  months  had  not  passed  before 
we  find  that  on  15  Jan.,  1733,  "  at  a  Meeting  of  the  Merchants  of  this 
City,  it  was  Resolved  that  besides  the  usual  Present  of  a  Piece  of  Plate 
of  50 1.  Value,  commonly  given  by  their  Corporation  to  the  Lord  Mayor 
of  this  City,  a  Gold  Box  should  be  presented  to  the  Rt.  Hon.  Humphrey 
French,  Esq.,  our  present  Lord  Mayor,  in  Consideration  of  his  un- 
common Zeal  and  Eadeavours  for  the  PubUc  Service,  and  as  a  Mark 
of  their  particular  Esteem."  (Pwe,  16  Jan.).  In  August  "  the  Rt.  Hon. 
the  Lord  Mayor  was  presented  with  his  Freedom  of  several  Corporations 
of  this  City,  and  was  handsomely  entertained  by  each  Corporation." 


{Pue,  11  Aug.).  He  continued  his  efforts  till  the  very  end  of  his 
mayoralty.  "  Saturday  last,  the  Rt.  Hon.  the  Lord  Mayor  seized 
in  the  several  Markets  of  this  City,  great  Quantities  of  light  Bread, 
and  unmerchantable  Provisions,  which  he  distributed  amongst  the 
poor  Prisoners  in  the  Marshalsea  ;  particularly  in  Newgate-Market, 
his  Lordship  seized  several  Carcasses  of  Mutton,  for  being  blown,  and 
committed  one  of  the  Butchers  to  Newgate."  {Pue,  Tuesday,  25  Sept.). 
During  the  following  week  he  "  gave  Money  to  the  several  Church 
Wardens,  to  be  distributed  among  the  Poor  in  their  respective  Parishes, 
which  Money  arose  from  Fines  and  Forfeitures  this  Year  from  several 
Persons  for  Offences."  On  Sept.  28  a  great  many  false  barrels  and 
other  measures  were  burnt  before  the  Tholsel  by  his  orders,  but  the 
same  day  we  find  him  discharging,  at  his  own  expense,  several  poor 
prisoners  out  of  the  City  Marshal,  who  had  been  confined  there  on  his 
warrants.  {Pue,  29  Sept.).  The  Corporation  of  Coopers  gave  him  his 
freedom  in  a  box,  engraved  with  the  ensigns  of  their  corporation,  with 
this  motto  : — 

"  Set  this  Mau  down  as  one  of  your  Flock  or  Corporation 
And  believe  him  to  be  a  Man   of  Courage  and  Honesty." 

In  an  address  to  him,  published  in  Pue,  2  Oct.,  they  give  the  reasons 
for  their  gift : — "  Your  constant  and  impartial  Administration  of  Justice, 
your  vigilant  Care  of  the  Markets,  your  putting  the  Laws  in  Execution, 
your  daily  Charity  to  the  Poor,  hath  made  this  Year  deservedly  famous 
&  has  set  such  a  worthy  Example  to  your  successors,  that  he  will  gain 
the  greatest  Glory,  who  will  endeavour  to  imitate  your  Lordship  the 
most."  He  concluded  his  mayoralty  by  giving,  on  29  Sept.,  1733,  a 
magnificent  entertainment,  "  his  Grace  the  Lord  Lieutenant  honouring 
him  with  his  Company,  with  many  of  the  Nobility,  and  Persons  of 
Distinction."  The  Trinity  Guild  of  Merchants  gave  hini  a  gold  box, 
engraved  with  their  arms,  and  several  other  corporations  gave  him 
silver  boxes  and  other  pieces  of  plate  "  with  their  several  Addresses  of 
Thanks  for  the  great  and  many  Services  done  to  this  City  during  his 
Administration."  {Pue,  2  Oct.).  On  the  1st  Oct.  the  new  Lord  Mayor, 
Thomas  How,  was  sworn  before  Lord  Chief  Baron  Marlay,  '"  who  made 
an  eloquent  Speech  on  the  Occasion,  in  which  he  was  pleased  to  bestow 
the  highest  Encomiums  on  the  late  Lord  Mayor  for  his  equal  Administra- 
tion of  Justice,  etc."  {Pue,  2  Oct.).  There  is  a  quotation  from  the 
Chief  Baron's  eulogy  in  The  Gentleman's  Magazine  for  Oct.,  1733. 
Under  current  news  a  laudatory  account  of  French's  actions  is  given, 
while  in  the  poetical  section  is  the  following  : — 

"  N.B. — We  have  received  four  very  good  Pieces  from  Dublin,  in 
praise  of  their  late  active  Lord  Mayor,  Humphry  French,  Esq.  ;  who 
used  very  frequently  to  visit  the  Markets,  Bakers-Shops,  Prisons, 
&c.  in  Person  ;  but  not  having  room  for  more  than  one,  we  prefer  the 


following,  as  it  touches  with  a  masterly  hand  the  Subject  of  Elections, 
now  the  chief  topick  of  this  Kingdom. 

•'  An  ODE  addres'd  to  the  Citizens  of  Dublin,  on  Occasion  of  their 
late  worthy  Lord  Mayor,  HUMPHKY  FRENCH,  Esq.,  standing 
a  Candidate  to  represent  that  City  in  Parliament. 

How  long  must  ye  be  deaf  and  blind  ? 

Hear,  citizens,  these  lines,  or  read  'em. 
For  what  were  Parliaments  design'd, 

But  to  support  the  nation's  freedom. 

Is  there  a  sage  and  ample  mind 

Whose  breast  with  innocence  is  arm'd  ; 
Whose  sense  by  virtue  is  refiu'd. 

Whose  vii'tue  by  religion  warm'd  V 

Whose  soul,  by  prejudice  unmoved. 

No  frauds  nor  vices  can  connive  at ; 
Who  acts  as  reason  hath  approv'd. 

And  makes  the  publick  good  his  f)rivate  ? 

Who  in  a  vile  corrupted  age, 

The  sword  of  justice  bravely  draws, 
Restraujs  the  giddy  rabble's  Rage, 

And  animates  the  dying  laws  ? 

Whose  conduct,  faithful  to  his  trust, 

All  precedents  so  far  exceeds. 
His  successors,  however  just. 

Can  only  imitate  his  deeds. 

In  words,  which  Athens  well  might  hear. 
While  Marlay  prais'd  liim  from  the  bench. 

Who  would  not  wish  to  lend  an  ear  ? 
Who  would  not  glory  to  be  FRENCH  ? 

*  "  Not  Rome  could  boast  in  all  her  pride. 

One  juster  to  the  pubhck  cause 

Tho'  deathless  Tully  was  her  Guide, 

Tho'  Cato  sanctified  her  laws." 

For  laws  and  liberty  he  fights, 

Enfist  yourselves  beneath  his  banners ; 
Who  better  can  defend  your  rights. 

Than  he  who  has  reform'd  your  manners. 

In  the  previous  July  French  had  issued  a  remarkably  modest  election 
address,  (Pue,  16  July,  1733) :— "  There  being  a  Vacancy  in  Parliament 
for  the  City  of  Dublin,  by  the  death  of  Alderman  Samuel  Burton, 
and  being  desired  by  several  of  the  most  Eminent  Free-holders  and 
Citizens  thereof ;  I  do  therefore  intend  to  stand  a  Candidate  to  Represent 
the  said  City  in  Parliament,  at  the  ensuing  Election.  And  do  request 
the  Votes  and  Interest  of  all  Free-holders  and  my  Fellow-Citizens. 
H.  French,  Lord  Mayor  of  Dublin." 

But  what  he  would  not  say  for  himself,  others  announced  with  no 

*  "  These  Lines  allude  to  a  passage  in  the  Lord  Chief  Baron's  Speech." 


uncertain  voice.  He  had  on  his  side  the  powerful  influence  of  Dean 
Swift,  who  issued  a  broadside  to  the  freemen  of  Dublin  asking  them 
to  vote  for  French,  both  on  account  of  the  fact  that  he  held  no  govern- 
ment position,  and  therefore  would  vote  fearlessly,  and  also  on  account 
of  his  personal  integrity.  "  He  has  shown  more  virtue,  more  acti^dty, 
more  skill,  in  one  year's  government  of  the  city,  than  a  hundred  years 
can  equal.  He  has  endeavoured  with  great  success  to  banish  frauds, 
corruptions,  and  all  other  abuses  from  among  you.  A  dozen  such  men 
in  power  would  be  able  to  reform  a  kingdom."  Surely  nobler  testimony 
to  a  man'b  devotion  has  been  seldom  paid  ;  it  is  of  greater  value,  as 
coming  from  the  caustic  Dean,  who  was  usually  more  inclined  to  blame 
than  praise. 

The  election  day  drew  near.  Thomas  How,  the  new  Lord  Mayor, 
opposed  him,  instead  of  Maccarrell,  who  had  first  come  into  the  field, 
and  on  27  Oct.,  French  was  leading  by  six  votes,  out  of  a  total  poll, 
to  that  date,  of  682.  The  students  of  Trinity  were  enthusiastically 
on  his  side.  "  Last  Wednesday,"  says  the  Dublin  Gazette  of  27  Oct., 
"  a  dozen  Coaches,  with  Scholars  of  our  University,  came  to  the 
Tholsel  in  full  Change,  and  both  spoke  and  presented  to  Alderman 
Humphry  French,  our  late  Lord  Mayor,  an  Address  of  Thanks  for  the 
many  and  great  services  he  did  this  City  and  Kingdom  during  his 
Mayoralty.  Each  Scholar  had  an  Orange  Coloured  Ribbon  tied  to  his 
button  hole."  Finally,  his  great  popularity  made  success  certain. 
The  result  was  declared  in  Piie^s  Occurrences  for  30  Oct.  "  The  Election 
of  a  Member  of  Parliament  for  this  City  continued  till  Yesterday  in 
the  Afternoon,  when  the  Rt.  Hon.  the  Lord  Mayor,  finding  his  Interest 
too  weak  to  oppose  the  great  Number  of  Freeholders  and  Freemen 
ready  to  poll  for  Alderman  French,  his  Lordship  gave  up  the  Election 
and  Alderman  Humphrey  French  was  declared  duly  elected,  and  carried 
to  the  Parliament  House,  amidst  the  Acclamations  of  many  thousands 
of  People ;  All  the  Bells  in  this  City  rung,  and  the  Night  concluded  with 
Bonfires,  Illuminations,  and  such  Rejoycings,  as  were  never  known 
on  the  like  Occasion." 

The  University  of  Dublin  recognized  his  merits  by  conferring  on  him 
the  honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  at  the  Spring  Commencements, 

Jonathan  Swift  seems  to  have  regarded  him  not  only  with  admiration, 
but  with  afiection.  Even  before  the  time  of  his  Mayoralty,  the  Dean 
had  sounded  his  praises  in  private  correspondence.  As  early  as  15 
June,  1732,  Lady  Catherine  Jones,  in  a  letter  to  Swift,  added  the 
postscript : — "  Your  opinion  of  Mr.  French  is  just,  and  his  due." 

One  of  Swift's  most  pleasing  poems  is  addressed  to  Humphrey  French. 
It  is  a  paraphrase  of  the  19th  Ode  of  the  4th  Book  of  Horace, 
and  is  a  strange  contrast  to  the  biting  sarcasm  in  many  of  the  great 
Dean's  other  works. 


Addressed  to  Humphry  French,  Esq.,  late  Lord  Mayor  of  Dublin.-' 

Patron  of  the  tuneful  throng 

O  !  Too  nice  and  too  severe 
Think  not  that  my  country  song 

Shall  displease  thy  honest  ear. 

Many  valiant  chiefs  of  old 
Greatly  lived  and  died  before 

Agamemnon,  Grecian  bold, 

Waged  the  ten  year's  famous  war. 

But  their  names  unsung,  unwept. 
Unrecorded,  lost  and  gone. 

Long  in  endless  night  have  slept. 
And  shall  now  no  more  be  known. 

But.  O  Humphry,  great  and  free. 

While  my  tuneful  songs  are  read. 
Old  forgetful  Time  on  thee 

Dark  oblivion  ne'er  shall  spread. 

When  the  deep-cut  notes  shall  fade 
On  the  mouldering  Parian  stone, 

On  the  brass  no  more  be  read 
The  perishing  inscription. 

Still  thy  labour  and  thy  care. 

What  for  DubUn  thou  hast  done. 
In  full  lustre  shall  appear. 

And  outshine  th'  unclouded  sun. 

Large  thy  mind,  and  not  untried. 

For  Hibemia  now  doth  stand. 
Through  the  calm  or  raging  tide. 

Safe  conducts  the  ship  to  land. 

Falsely  we  call  the  rich  man  great. 

He  is  only  so  who  knows 
His  plentiful  or  small  estate, 

Wisely  to  enjoy  and  use. 

He  m  wealth  or  poverty. 

Fortune's  power  alike  defies  ; 
And  falsehood  and  dishonesty 

More  than  death  abhors  and  flies  : 

Flies  from  death  ?    No.  meets  it  brave. 

When  the  suffering  so  severe 
May  from  dreadful  bondage  save 

Clients,  friends,  or  country  dear. 

This  the  sovereign  man  complete  : 

Hero  :  patriot ;  glorious  ;  free  ; 
Rich  and  wise ;  and  good  and  great ; 

Generous  Humphry,  thou  art  he  ! 

But  the  end  of  this  useful  life  was  not  far  ofi.  He  died  13  Oct., 
1736.  Pue's  Occurrences  for  Saturday,  16  Oct.  announces  :"  Wednesday 
last  died,  after  three  Day's  Illness,  Humphry  French,  Esq.,  Alderman, 
and  one  of  the  Representatives  in  Parliament  for  this  City.     His  Death 


is  universally  lamented,  being  one  of  the  best  Magistrates  that  ever  any 
City  was  blest  with."  He  was  buried  on  the  16th.  "  Satiirday  last 
the  Corps  of  Humphry  French,  Esq.,  was  decently  Inter'd  in  St. 
Michael's  Church,  where  an  Excellent  Funeral  Sermon  was  Preached 
by  the  Rev.  Dr.  Owen."  {Pue,  19  Oct.).  The  Gentleman's  Magazine 
(which  erroneously  gives  the  date  of  death  as  the  18th)  states  that 
Alderman  French  had  been  chosen  M.P.  for  Dublin  "  without  a  Penny 
Expence,  that  City  having  resolved  not  to  be  treated  on  these 
Occasions."  The  next  number  of  the  same  magazine,  Nov.,  1736, 
pubHshes  the  following  : — 

To  the  Memory  of  the  laic  Alderman  FRENCH  of  IhMin. 

O  Thou  !    Eblana's  tutelary  chief. 
So  late  her  triumph  and  so  soon  her  grief. 
Accept  her  tears :    her  sons,  by  duty  led. 
That  hail'd  thee  living,  now  lament  thee  dead. 
Such  was  the  joy,  that  thro'  his  native  Rome 
Acclaim'd  Marcellus  in  his  martial  bloom  : 
Such  was  the  sorrow,  in  its  pious  turn, 
That  wail'd  liim,  snatched  to  his  untimely  urn. 
Alas  :    'tis  all  the  great,  the  good  can  have, 
A  short-liv'd  honour,  and  a  lasting  grave ! 

If  chaste  Astrea,  since  the  golden  age 
Descended  ever  to  this  mortal  stage, 
To  guide  be-wilder'd  man  with  rays  divine, 
And  animate  a  form,  that  form  was  thine. 
Which  knew  no  partial  love,  no  servile  fear, 
A  Cato,  not  the  praetor  of  one  year. 

Thus  we  commit  thy  reliques  to  the  dust. 
Thy  fair  example  to  the  futiu-e  just. 
While  from  this  grov'ling  earth  thy  spirit  flies. 
To  grace  the  bright  repubhck  of  the  skies, 
And  Ireland  trembles  at  the  vTath  in  store 
When  Swift  shall  die,  and  freedom  be  no  more. 

Swift  intended  to  write  a  biography  of  Humphrey  French.  Some 
time  after  the  latter's  death  the  Dean  wrote  as  follows  to  George 
Faulkner,  the  printer  : — "  Deanery  House,  Dublin,  January  6,  1738. 
Sir. — I  have  often  mentioned  to  you  an  earnest  desire  I  had,  and  still 
have,  to  record  the  merit  and  services  of  the  lord-mayor,  Humphrey 
French,  whom  I  often  desired,  after  his  mayoralty,  to  give  me  an 
an  account  of  many  passages  which  happened  in  his  mayoralty,  and 
which  he  has  often  put  oif  on  the  pretence  of  his  forgetfuness,  but  in 
reality  of  his  modesty  :  I  take  him  to  be  a  hero  in  his  kind,  and  that 
he  ought  to  be  imitated  by  all  his  successors,  as  far  as  their  genius  can 
reach.  I  desire  you,  therefore,  to  inquire  among  all  his  friends  whom 
vou  are  acquainted  with  to  press  them  to  give  you  the  particulars  of 
what  they  can  remember,  not  only  during  the  general  conduct  of  his 
life,  wherever  he  had  any  power  or  authority  in  the  city,  but  particularly 
from  Mr.  Maple,  who  was  his  intimate  friend,  who  knew  him  best,  and 
could  give  the  most  just  character  of  himself  and  his  actions. 


"  When  I  shall  have  got  a  sufficient  information  of  all  these  particulars, 
I  will,  although  I  am  oppressed  with  age  and  infirmities,  stir  up  all  the 
little  spirit  I  can  raise  to  give  the  pubhc  an  account  of  that  great  patriot ; 
and  propose  him  as  an  example  to  all  future  magistrates,  in  order  to 
recommend  his  virtues  to  this  miserable  kingdom.  I  am.  Sir,  Your 
very  humble  servant. 

"  Jonathan  Swift." 

But  the  time  was  past,  Swift  was  too  old  to  carry  out  the  work,  and, 
faiUng  a  biography  by  the  great  Dean,  we  are  compelled  to  gather 
what  scanty  notes  we  can  from  the  newspapers  and  periodicals  of  the 
day.  But  we  can  discover  enough  to  know  that  Humphrey  French  was 
a  man  who  would  shed  lustre  on  any  family. 

The  only  memorial  of  him,  says  Sir  John  Gilbert  in  his  History  of 
Dublin,  is  a  large  mezzotint  portrait  inscribed — "  The  Good  Lord 
Mayor."  A  copy  of  this  is  in  the  National  Portrait  Gallery,  Dublin  ; 
another,  from  which  the  illustration  (frontispiece)  is  taken,  was  formerly 
in  the  possession  of  the  late  Rev.  William  RejTiell,  R.D.,  and  now 
belongs  to  the  Rev.  H.  B.  Swanzy,  who  also  has  a  small  oil  painting 
of  him,  said  to  have  been  in  the  collection  of  Sir  Compton  Domvile, 
at  Santry  Court. 

Humphrey  French  ni.  Anne,  sister  of  Richard  Le  Hunte,  M.P.  for 
Enniscorthy,  1713-47,  of  Thomas  Le  Hunte,  M.P.  for  Wexford  borough, 
1735-68,  and  for  Newtown,  Co.  Down,  1768,  and  of  Francis  Le  Hunte, 
M.D.  (who  m.  Susanna  French,  see  p.  27),  and  eldest  dau.  of  George  Le 
Himte,  (by  Alice,  dau.  of  Colonel  William  Legge),  son  of  Colonel  George 
Le  Hunte,  M.P.  for  Cashel  1661.  He  d.  intestate,  leaving  considerable 
property,*  but  it  seems  to  have  disappeared,  as  his  son  Robert  was 
in  1753  in  great  want  of  money.  He  had  five  sons  and  three  daus  : — 
I.  Richard  French,  bapt.  at  St.  Audoen's,  Dublin,  15  Sept.,  1718, 
d.  V.  p.  under  age.f 

II.  Robert  French,  bapt.  at  same  14  Aug.,  1719,  petitioned  the 
Corporation  of  Dublin  to  be  appointed  one  of  the  overseers 
and  directors  of  the  Pipe  Water  works,  because  he  was  left 
destitute,  and  had  a  wife  and  five  children.  He  got  the 
position  5  June,  1753.  He  d.  Dec.  1759  ("  In  Barrack  Street, 
Mr.  French,  overseer  of  the  pipe-water,"  Public  Gazetteer, 
Dec.  11,  1759)  and  his  widow  Letitia  petitioned  for  a  pensioji 
for  her  helpless  family.  The  Corporation  ordered  on  18  April, 
1760,  that  she  should  receive  £20  per  ann.  during  the  City's 
pleasure,  and  give  up  to  Sedborough  Mayne  the  house  she 
occupied  within  one  month  after  her  child  should  be  born. 
No  trace  has  been  discovered  of  his  children  or  descendants. 

*  Exch.  Bill,  7  April,  1747,  Harford  v.  Le  Hunte  and  French. 
i  Rid. 


III.  Humphrey  French,  (Rev.),  D.D.,  Rector  of  St.  Mary's,  Drogheda 
(collated  6  Aug.,  1774)  and  head  master  of  a  very  considerable 
school  at  Dunshaughlin,  Co.  Meath,  (see  Post  Chaise  Companion, 
p.  94).  He  was  bapt.  15  Jan.,  1721,  and  entered  Trinity 
College,  Dublin,  21  April,  1739,  Scholar,  1742,  B.A.,  1743, 
M.A.,  1746,  and  was  a  fellowship  prizeman  in  1747  and  1748. 
The  unusual  honour  of  D.D.,  honoris  Causa,  was  conferred  on 
him  6  Sept.,  1768,  when  John,  Duke  of  Bedford,  was  installed 
Chancellor  of  the  University.  Dr.  French  m.  Susanna  English, 
and  d.  1788,  (will  dated  9  May,  proved  1  Aug.).  His  successor 
in  his  benefice  was  collated  30  June. 

IV.    Mathew  French,  bapt.   at   St.    Audoen's,    12   Nov.,    1723,   d. 

V.  George  French,  bapt.  at  St.  Audoen's,  23  Aug.,  1725,  living  8 
Jime,  1753,  date  of  will  of  his  cousin  Mathew  French,  see 
p.  9. 

I.  Letitia  French,  bapt.  at  St.  Audoen's,  10  Feb.,  1715,  d.  under 

II.  Alice  French,  living  1753. 

III.  Mary  French,  m.  Robert  Harford,  Attorney  of  the  Court  of 
Exchequer,  and  d.  Oct.  or  Nov.,  1771. 



Mathew  French,  Junior,  and  his  descendants. 

The  second  son  of  Mathew  French,  senior,  was  : — 

MATHEW  FRENCH,  of  Dublin  and  Belturbet,  merchant,  who 
was  bapt.  at  St.  Catherine's,  Dublin,  3  March,  1647,  and  m.  by  licence, 
dated  17  Aug.,  1673,  Mary,  2nd  dau.  of  Robert  Meade,  of  Dublin. 
For  notice  of  her  family  see  Appendix  VIT.  Mary  French  on  10 
Nov.,  1710,  filed  a  Bill  in  the  Court  of  Chancery  against  the  family 
of  her  sister's  husband,  Thomas  Howard,  which  Bill  is  rehearsed  in 
another,  dated  2  Nov.,  1715,  Rev.  Mathew  French,  (their  son)  v.  Richard 
Roche  and  Mary  his  wife.  In  the  Bill  of  1710  Mrs.  French  stated  that 
"  the  late  warr  or  Rebellion  in  this  Kingdom  becoming  terrible  to  the 
Protestants "  Mathew  French,  his  wife  and  family,  and  the  above 
Thomas  Howard,  "  were  for  their  safety  forced  with  other  Protestants 
to  fly  for  England,  where  they  continued  untill  this  Kingdom  was 
afterwards  reduced  to  the  obedience  of  the  Crown  and  Kingdom  of 
England."  His  name  appears  in  the  contemporary  manuscript  list 
of  refugees  in  T.C.D.  Library  "  Mat.  French,  jun.,  £761  real  estate." 
After  this,  the  Bill  continues,  they  "  began  their  journey  from  London 
homewards,  but  the  said  Mathew  firench  falling  sick  he  dyed  at  Chester, 
where  your  oratrix  continued  for  some  time."  Much  of  his  property 
had  been  destroyed  by  the  Irish  in  his  absence,  he  being  obnoxious  to 
them  "  for  his  haveing  supplyed  the  garrisons  of  Londonderry  and 
Inniskillen  with  powder  and  ball  against  the  Irish."  A  curious  manu- 
script list  of  the  sums  granted  to  fugitive  Protestants  at  Chester  at  this 
time  is  in  T.C.D.  Library.  Mary  French  and  her  ten  children  were 
amongst  those  in  need.  They  received  £4  in  Sept.,  1689,  and  £3  per 
m.onth  till  the  following  April.  Mathew  French  was  attainted  in  his 
absence  by  the  Parliament  of  King  James  II.  as  Mathew  French,  junior, 
late  of  the  city  of  Dublin,  and  is  described  in  the  Act  as  one  of  those 
who  "  have  absented  themselves  from  this  kingdom,  and  have  gone 
into  England,  or  some  other  Places  beyond  the  Seas,  since  the  fifth 
day  of  November  last,  or  in  some  short  time  before,  and  did  not  return, 
though  called  Home  by  your  Majesty's  gracious  Proclamation." 
Admon.  of  his  estate  was  granted  in  1690,  and  his  widow  d.  12  Sept., 
1715,*  being  buried  the  next  day  in  the  second  vault  in  the  Chancel 

*  Chancery  Bill  26  April,  1727,  Roche  v  Stanton  and  others 



of  St.  Michan's,  Dublin,    She  had  ten  survaving  children  at  her  husband's 
death.     Their  family  consisted  in  all  of  one  son  and  eleven  daus.  : — 

I.  MATHEW,  (Rev.)  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Susanna  French,  bapt.  at  St.  Michan's  28  Nov.,  1678,  w. 
Richard  Sheridan,  and  d.  before  1727,  leaving  issue,  legatees, 
but  not  individually  named,  in  the  will  of  their  uncle,  the 
Rev.  M.  French. 

II.  Anne  French,  bapt.  at  St.  Michan's  3  Nov.,  1679,  buried  at 
St.  Michan's,  16  Jan.,  1680,  "  in  the  south  Isle  of  this  Church, 
close  by  the  side  of  Mr.  Standish  tomb." 

III.  Jane  French,  bapt.,   18  Feb.,   1680-1,  buried  at  St.  Michan's 

10th  Aug.,  1691. 

IV.  Martha  French,  bapt.  21  Feb.,  1681-2,  d.  unm.,  1727. 

V.  EHnor  French,  bapt.  20  Sept.,  1683,  d.  intest.  before  1727. 

VI.  Frances  French,  bapt.  21  Jan.,  1685-6,  m.  James  Stanton,  and 
had  a  son  : 
Mathew  Stanton,  living  1753. 

VII.  Rebecca  French,  buried  at  St.  Michan's  6  Oct.,  1687. 

VIII.  Katherine  French,  m.  the  Rev.  Lucas  Greene,  M.A.,  Rector  of 
Ballymachy,  Co.  Tipperary,  son  of  Jo.  Greene,  of  DubUn, 
"gen."  He  entered  T.C.D.  16  Nov.,  1698,  aged  15,  B.A.,  1702, 
M.A.  1705.  His  will,  dated  17  Feb.,  1720,  was  proved  15 
Oct.,  1723.     They  had  issue  :— 

1.  Richard  Greene.     2.  WiUiam  Greene.     3.  Mathew  Greene. 
1.  Frances  Greene.     2.  Catherine  Greene. 

IX.  Deborah  French,  m.  the  Rev.  John  Pigott,  M.A.,  Rector  of 
Loughrea,  Co.  Galway.  For  their  children  and  descendants 
see  pp.  22-25. 

X.  Elizabeth  French,  m.  John  Curtis. 

XI.  Mary  French,  d.  intest.  before  1727.* 

The  only  son  of  Mathew  French,  jun.,  was  : — 

THE  REV  MATHEW  FRENCH,  Scholar,  T.C.D.,  1701,  B.A.,  1703, 
entrance  not  recorded,  bapt.  at  St.  Michan's,  Dublin,  20  Jan.,  1684-5, 
collated  Prebendary  of  Kilroot,  Co.  Antrim,  13  Sept.,  1716,  being  next 
successor  but  one  to  Swift  in  that  cure.  He  d.  "  about  March,  1721, 
possessed  of  a  considerable  leall  and  personall  Estate  sufficient  to  pay 

*  These  childreQ.  with  the  exception  of  those  who  died  young,  are  all  detailed 
in  the  Chancery  Bill  of  1727. 


his  just  debts  with  a  great  overphis."  *    His  will,  dated  12  March,  1719, 
was  proved  7  July,  1722.     He  had  three  children  : — 

I.  Mathew  French,  d.  unm.  before  1739.t 

I.  Marianne  French,  m.  at  Dunshaughlin,  Co.  Meath,  by  licence 

dated  10  March,  1737,  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  B.A.,  of 
Nixon  Lodge,  Co.  Cavan,  Vicar  of  Ahamplish,  dio.  Elphin. 
Her  portrait  faces  p.  83,  and  one  of  her  dresses  is  still 
preserved.  She  d.  15  March,  1775,  leaving  numerous 
descendants,  in  the  families  of  Nixon,  Grattan,  Swanzy, 
Ersldne,  etc.,  for  whom  see  pp.  83-127,  inclusive. 

II.  JOANNA,  of  whom  immediately. 

The  younger  dau.  : — 

JOANNA  FRENCH,  m.  licence  15  July,  1738,  the  Rev.  Edward 
Fanning,  B.A.,  Rector  of  Banagher  and  Dungiven,  diocese  of  Derry, 
1751-91,  son  of  the  Rev.  Geoffrey  Fanning,  B.A.,  Rector  of  Banagher 
and  Dungiven,  1716-51,  by  his  wife,  sister  of  Henry  Gary,  of  Dungiven, 
Co.  Derry,  M.P.  for  Coleraine,  and  dau.  of  Edward  Gary,  of  Dungiven,J 
by  his  wife  Martha,  2nd  dau.  of  Henry  Mervyn,  of  Trellick,  Go.  Tyrone, 
M.P.  for  Augher,  1661,  and  for  Go.  Tyrone,  1692,  High  Sherifi  Co.  Tyrone, 
1686,  eldest  son  of  Sir  Audley  Mervyn,  M.P.,  of  Castle  Mervyn,  Co. 
Tyrone,  Speaker  of  the  Irish  House  of  Commons.  The  Rev.  Edward 
Fanning  entered  T.C.D.  16  Oct,.  1728,  aged  19,  was  B.A.  1733,  and  in 
1742  was  living  at  Killala,  Co.  Mayo,  when  he  was  a  candidate  for  the 
premium  ofiered  by  the  Dublin  Society  for  the  greatest  yield  of  wheat 
from  one  plantation  acre  during  that  year.  He  had  19  barrels  9  stone 
from  3  roods  30  perches,  but  did  not  get  the  prize  {Pue,  7  Dec,  1742). 
Towards  the  end  of  his  life,  while  still  holding  his  benefices,  he  lived 
in  Grafton  St.,  Dublin,  where  his  wife  d.  May,  1776,  and  d.  there  1791 
(will  proved  9  July)  having  had  three  children  : — 

I.  Henry  Fanning,  (Rev.),  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1768,  d.  July,  1771. 

I.  CATHERINE,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Martha  Fanning,  m.  29  May,   1762,  §  Biennerhasset  Grove,  of 

Dublin,  one  of  the  Sherifi's  Peers,  5th  son  of  Ion  Grove,  of 
Ballyhemock  (now  Anuesgrove),  Go.  Cork,  (by  Arabella,  dau. 
of  Robert  Biennerhasset)  eldest  son  of  Alexander  Grove,  of 
Ballyhemock,  by  Dorothy,  younger  dau.  of  James  Mansergh, 

*  Same  Chancery  Bill. 

t  Chancery  Bill,  28  March,  1739,  Tisdall  v.  Nixon,  Fanning  and  French. 

j  The  Life  of  Thomas  Reynolds,  by  his  Son,  London,  1839,  Vol.  I.,  p.  78. 

§  "  Married  May  29,  Mr.  Biennerhasset  Grove,  to  ]\Iis3  Martha  Fanning,  daughter 
of  the  Rev.Edward  Fanning,  of  Dungiven,  in  the  county  of  Derry,  a  most  beautiful 
young  ladj',  whose  endowments  in  evsry  respect  cannot  fail  to  render  the  married 
state  truly  happy."     'Public  Gazetteer,  5  June,  1762). 

B  'J, 


of  Macrony  Castle,  Fermoy,  Capt.  of  Horse.     Mr.  Grove  d. 
Nov.,  1773,  leaving  two  daus.  : — 

1.  Elizabeth  Grove,  d.  10  Jan.,  1793. 

2.  Anna  Grove,  d.,  1790-91. 
The  elder  dau.  : — 

CATHERINE  FANNING,  ?n.  William  Witherington,*  of  Grafton 
St.,  Dublin,  and  d.  18  April,  1797,  having  had  by  him  (admon.  granted 
25  Feb.,  1802)  three  sons  and  five  daus.  : — 

I.  Edward  Witherington,  Lieut.-Colonel  9th  Dragoons,  b.  23  Jan., 
1758,  m.  May,  1825,  Miss  Childe,  and  d.  in  Dublin  of  cholera, 
15  Aug.,  1832,  having  had  a  son,  b.  May,  1827. 
11.  Henry  Piercy  Witherington,  d.  young. 
III.  Henry  Witherington,  Lieut.  9th  Dragoons,  exchanged  in  1799 
to  the  2nd  Regt.  in  order  to  see  active  service  in  Holland, 
served  through  the  whole  of  that  campaign  ;  exchanged  for 
the  same  reason  into  the  63rd  Regt.,  and  saw  further  service.f 
He  was  b.  17  March,  1779,  m.  1803,  Maria,  2nd  dau.  of  General 
Bird,  of  Goytra,  Monmouthshire,  and  sister  of  Lieut-Colonel 
Henry  Bird,  5th  Regt..  and  d.  at  Deal,  where  he  had  landed 
from  Flushing,  16  Sept.,  1809,  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  25  Dec., 
1807,  a  dau.  :— 

Selina  M.  A.  Witherington,^  m.  21  Aug.,  1849,  J.  H.  S.  Sadler, 
of  Bleak  Hall,  Wilts. 

I.  Joanna  Witherington,  d.  unm.,  23  Aug.,  1793. 
II.  Martha  Witherington,  m.  1st  (a  runaway  match)  at  St.  Ann's 
Dublin,  21  July,  1785,  the  famous  Theobald  Wolfe  Tone, 
B.A.,  LL.B.,  Barrister-at-law,  (son  of  Peter  Tone,  a  coach- 
maker  of  Dublin)  known  for  his  connection  with  the  rebellion 
in  1798.     He  d.  in  prison  19  Nov.,  1798,  having  had  issue  : — 

1.  William  Theobald  Wolfe  Tone,  Lieut.  8th  Royal  Chasseurs 

in  the  service  of  France,  Legion  of  Honour,  author  of  a 
Life  of  his  father,  6.  29  April,  1791,  m.  1825,  Katherine, 
only  dau.  of  Counsellor  WilUam  Sampson,  of  New  York, 
and  d.  10  Nov.,  1828,  at  New  York,  leaving  an  only  dau.  : — 
Grace  Georgina  Tone,  m.  Lascelles  E.  Maxwell,  and  d. 
his  widow,  at  Brooklyn,  N.Y.,  April,  1900 

2.  Francis  Rawdon  Tone,  b.  1793,  d.  1806. 
1.  Maria  Tone,  d.  in  Paris,  April,  1803. 

*  Stated  by  his  grandson,  T.  Reynolds,  1839,  to  have  been  a  naval  officer.  He 
was  certainly  later  a  woollen  draper  in  Dublin. 

t  Gentlemen's  Magazine,  1809,  Vol.  II.,  p.  1084. 

X  She  was  apparently  m.  before  to  Mx.  Forgood.  of  Dartford,  see  Reynolds'  Life. 
The  above  statement  is  from  the  MSS.  of  the  late  Mrs.  A.  F.  Reynolds. 


Wife  of  Thomas  Reynolds,  and  daughter  of  ^\'illiftla  \Vitherington. 
See  p.  21. 

Fiom  a  Miniature  in  possession  ai  Miss  Jiili  i  Hi  iinolds. 

1o  face  p.  21. 


Martha  Tone,  m.  2nd,  19  Aug.,  1816,  Thomas  Wilson  of  Dullatur, 
Scotland,  and  d.,  in  U.S.A.,  18  March,  1849. 

III.  HARRIETT,  of  whom  presently. 

IV.  Catherine  Witheringtcn,  m.  1796,  John  Heaviside,  of  the  War 

Office,  Dept.,  Dublin,  and  had  one  son. 
V.  Elizabeth  Witherington. 
The  3rd  dau.  :— 

HARRIETT  WITHERINGTON,  m.  25  March,  1794,  Thomas 
Reynolds,  of  Kilkea  Castle,  Co.  Kildare,  elder  son  of  Andrew  Reynolds, 
of  Dublin,  and  Rathfarnham,  by  Rose,  dau.  of  Thomas  Fitzgerald, 
of  Kilmeed,  Co.  Kildare.  Mr.  Reynolds,  who  was  greatly  imphcated 
in  the  troubles  of  1798,  d.  18  Aug.,  1836,  and  in  1839  a  Vindication  of 
his  actions  was  published  by  his  son  Thos.  By  his  wife,  who  d.  29  July, 
1851,  he  had  issue  : — 

I.  ANDREW    FITZGERALD,  of  whom  presently. 
II.  Thomas  Reynolds,  6.  15  April,  1798,  m.  in  Copenhagen,  Caroline 
Henrietta  Ross,  (who  d.  28  Jan.,  1868)  and  d.  8  Dec.,  1846, 
leaving  issue  : — 

1.  Thomas  Andrew  Fitzgerald  Reynolds,  of  Hamsted  House, 
Hants,  m.  Anne,  2nd  dau.  of  Thomas  Raikes,  of  Springnill, 
Welton,  E.  Yorks,  and  d.  s.p.  1  Jan.,  1878.  She  d.  26 
Feb.,  1864. 

1.  Mary  Reynolds,  m.  James  Henry  Holden,  Solicitor,  of  Hull 
and  London,  and  d.  s.p.  24  Dec,  1879.  He  d.  13  Feb., 

1.  Catherine  Reynolds,  m.  12  Jan.,  1828,  in  Paris,  M.  De  Bressy,  a 
French  officer,  and  d.  Nov.,  1858,  having  had  issue  :— 

1.  Amelie  De  Bressy,  m.  and  d.  about  1860. 

2.  Valerie  De  Bressy,  d.  in  infancy  14  March,  1830. 

3.  Harriette  Elise  De  Bressy,  m.  M.  de  Bouffon,  grandnephew 
of  M.  De  Boufion,  the  famous  naturalist,  and  d.  before 
May,  1903,  having  had  a  son,  who  is  dead. 

4.  Another  dau 

II.  Harriett  Reynolds,  m.  7  April,  1828,  M.  Celeste  Etienne  David, 
French  Consul  in  Mexico,  eldest  son  of  Pierre  David,  Consul 
General  at  Smyrna,  and  d.  16  March,  1830,  leaving  m. 
surviving  issue. 

The  elder  son  : — 

ANDREW  FITZGERALD  REYNOLDS,  Barrister-at-law,  entered 
Trin.  Coll.  Camb.,  1813,  and  Temple,  1814,  b.  10  Feb.,  1795,  m.  23 
July,  1833,  Mary,  2nd  dau.  of  Caius  Thompson,  of  Hull,  merch.,  by 


Mary,  dau.  of  John  Rickard,  of  Beck  Bank  House,  Yorks,  and  d.  23 
July,  1856,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  10  May,  1892,  in  her  95th  year  : 
I.  Henry  Fitzgerald  Reynolds,  b.  24  Dec,  1837,  d.  30  Jan.,  1863. 
II.  WALTER,  of  whom  presently. 
I.  Harriett  Ann  Reynolds,  d.  in  infancy  19  Jul}^,  1835. 
II.  Julia  Ann  Reynolds. 
The  younger  son  : — 

WALTER  REYNOLDS,  of  Hull,  Stock  and  Share  broker,  b.  16 
July,  1839,  in.  18  May,  1864,  Matilda,  youngest  dau.  of  James 
Hamilton,  J.P.,  D.L.,  of  Fintragh,  Co,  Donegal,  by  Anne,  dau.  of 
William  Hutchinson,  of  Earby  Hall,  Yorkshire,  and  d.  12  Aug.,  1893, 
having  had  issue  : — 

I.  HENRY  FITZGERALD,  of  whom  presently. 
II.  Walter  Hamilton  Reynolds,  b.  24  Sept.,  1876. 
I.  Mary  Geraldine  Reynolds. 
II.  Kathleen  Rose  Reynolds,  d.  5  Feb.,  1872. 

III.  Evelyn  Reynolds. 

IV.  Mabel  Reynolds. 

The  elder  son  : — 

HENRY  FITZGERALD  REYNOLDS,  Engineer  and  Analytical 
Chemist,  London,  was  b.  8  June,  1865. 

The  Family  of  Pigott,  Descended  from  Deborah  French. 
We  now  return  to  the  ninth  dau.  of  Mathew  French  and  Mary  Meade 

(p.  18); 

DEBORAH  FRENCH,  m.  the  Rev.  John  Pigott,  M.A.,*  Rector  of 
Loughrea,  Co.  Galway,  son  of  Thomas  Pigott,  of  Chetwynd,  Co.  Cork,  by 
Jane.  dau.  of  Sir  Emanuel  Moore,  Bart.,  of  Rosscarbery,  Co.  Cork, 
High  Sherifi,  Co.  Cork,  1677.  Mr.  Pigott,  who  was  b.  in  Co.  Cork, 
entered  T.C.D.  30  June,  1701,  aged  15,  was  B.A.,  1705,  M.A.  1708, 
and  was  buried  at  St.  Michan's,  Dubhn,  31  July,  1734,  having  had  two 
sons  and  one  dau. : — 

I.  Thomas  Pigott,  buried  at  St.  Paul's,  10  Jan.,  1708. 

*  The  Rev.  John  Pigott's  brother,  Emanuel  Pigott.  of  Chetwynd.  M.P.  City  for 
Cork,  1735-60,  was  father  of  Major-General  Thomas  Pigott,  of  Knapton,  Queen's 
Co.,  M.P.  Taghmon,  1776-S3,  and  Midleton  1783-90.  and  1790-93,  whose  son. 
Sir  George  Pigott,  Bart.,  so  creatfid  3  Oct.,  1808,  was  ancestor  of  the  baronets  of 
Kiiapton.  The  Rev.  John  Pigott's  grandfather,  Alexander  Pigott,  of  Innishannon, 
Co.  Cork,  M.P.  Maryborough,  1661,  was  son  of  John  Pigott,  of  Crangebegg,  Queen's 
Co.,  M.P.,  that  Co.  1634-9,  and  1639-46,by  Martha,  dau.  of  Sir  Thomas  Colclough, 
Knt.,  of  Tintern  Abbey,  Co.  Wexford.     {Lodge's  Peerage,  1906). 


II.  WILLIAM,  of  whom  immediately. 

I.  Elizabeth  Pigott. 

The  younger  son  : — 

THE  VEN.  WILLIAM  PIGOTT,  Archdeacon  of  Clonfert,  and 
Rector  of  Killan,  diocese  of  Kilmore,  from  25  Nov.,  1772,  entered  T.C.D 
29  June,  1732,  B.A.  1736,  M.A.  1739,  m.  1st  EUza  Clarke,  of  Cork, 
and  2nd,  30  April,  1770,  Mary  Moore,  whose  will,  dated  15  March, 
1797,  was  proved  4  Oct.,  1797.  The  Archdeacon,  whose  will  was  dated 
27  June,  1783,  was  buried  at  Loughrea,  17  Nov.,  1790.  He  had  by  his 
first  wife,  four  sons  and  two  daughters  : — 

I.  HENRY,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Alexander  Pigott,  of  Monemore,  Co.  Galway,  bapt.  1752,  living 

III.  John  Pigott,  Colonel  in  the  army,  living    1783.      It    is   stated 

by  Mr.  W.  Jackson  Pigott  that  John  Pigott  was  the  Colonel 
Pigott,  the  duellist,  of  Loughrea,  mentioned  in  Lever's  ''Jack 
Hinton,  Chap.  29,  as  follows  : — "  Pigott  was  an  old  half-pay 
Colonel,  whose  principal  occupation  for  thirteen  years  had 
been  what  the  French  would  call  '  to  assist '  at  afEairs  of 
honour.  Even  the  Major  himself  looked  up  to  him  as  a  last 
appeal  in  a  disputed  or  a  difficult  point ;  and  many  a  reserved 
case  was  kept  for  his  opinion,  with  the  same  ceremonious 
observance  as  a  knotty  point  of  law  for  the  consideration  of 
the  twelve  Judges." 

IV.  Edward  Pigott  (Rev.),   B.A.,  T.C.D.,   1772,  Rector  of  Dysart 

Enos,  instituted  i  Sept.,   1772,   bapt.    1749,   ni.  twice,   one 
marriage  being  23  July,  1774,  to  Anne  Billing,  by  whom  he 
had  a  dau.  : — 
Frances  Mary  Anne  Billing  Pigott. 

I.  Elizabeth  Pigott,  buried  at  Loughrea,  1748. 
II.  Deborah  Pigott,  m.  11  June,  1768,  Thomas  Curtis,  eldest  son  of 
John  Curtis,  of  Moimt  Hanover,  Duleek,  Co.  Meath,  High 
Sheriff  Co.  Meath,  1749.* 

The  eldest  son  : — 

THE  REV.   HENRY  PIGOTT,   Rector  of  Duusandle,   Loughrea, 
Co.  Galway,  m.  Frances,  dau.  of  Samuel  Benton,  of  Co.  Sligo,  and  d. 
before  15  March,  1797,  having  had  three  sons  and  three  daughters  : — 
I.  William  Pigott,  Capt.  84th  Regt.,  18  Aug.,  1808,  Capt.  in  army 

♦John  Curtis  of  Mount  Hanover,  m.  Feb.,  1744,  Martha,  dau.  of  Thomas  Towers 
of  Archerstowii,  Co.  Meath.  ( Burke's  Landed  Gentry,lM(i."  Towers  of  Bushy  Park,") 
His  will,  dated  29  Sept,  1771,  was  proved  27  July,  1775,  A  settlement  had  lately 
been  made  on  his  son  Thomas  Cmtis.  His  other  sous  were  Richard  (inherited 
Mount  Hanover),  Robert  (got  Rasteen,  Co.  Meath),  and  William,  (got  Jamestowii 
Queen's  Co.). 


5  Nov.,  1807,  h.  1780,  m.  1804,  Jane  Armstrong,  elder  dau.  of 
Thomas  Drought,  of  Droughtville,  King's  Co.,  by  Frances 
Maria,  dau.  of  Colonel  the  Hon.  Thomas  Wallen,  President 
of  the  Council  of  Jamaica,  and  d.  19  Feb.,  1852,  aged  72, buried 
at  Loughrea,  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  1818,  four  children  : — 

1.  Henry  Pigott,  bapt.  at  Loughrea  1805,  went  to  America. 

2.  William  Pigott,  m.  1st,  Anne,  dau.  of  Pierce  Blake,  of  Holly 

Park,  Co.  Galway,  and  2nd,  Miss  Redington. 

1.  Frances  Pigott. 

2.  Jane  Pigott. 

II.  HENRY,  of  whom  presently. 
III.  Thomas  Pigott,  bapt.  1789,  buried  1790. 
I.  Deborah  Pigott,  buried  at  Loughrea  1856,  aged  76. 

II.  Frances  Pigott,  Mrs.  Hawkins. '>= 
III.  Jane  Pigott. 

The  second  son  : — 

HENRY  PIGOTT,  of  Eagle  HiU,  Loughrea,  J.P.,  Co.  Galway, 
Capt.  82nd  Regt.,  served  in  the  Peninsula,  m.  18  Jan.,  1816,  Margaret, 
eldest  dau.  of  Sir  Scrope  Bemard-Morland,  Bart.,  M.P.,  of  Winchendon, 
Bucks,  by  Harriett,  only  child  and  heiress  of  William  Morland.  She 
d.  7  June,  1859,  having  had  two  sons  and  three  daughters  : — 

I.  FRANCIS  BERNARD,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Henry  De  Renzy  Pigott,  Major-General  in  the  army,  B.A., 
T.C.D.,  1844,  Ensign  83rd  Regt.,  1845,  served  iu  the  Indian 
Mutiny,  and  the  Afghan  war  of  1878,  and  had  medals  for 
both  campaigns.  Major  83rd  Regt.,  1862,  Major  19th  Regt., 
1863,  Lieut.-Coionel  70th  Regt.,  1872,  Brevet-Colonel,  1876, 
commanded  the  regimental  district  of  Warrington  1881-2, 
retired  with  the  hou.  rank  of  Major-General,  1882,  m.  Frances, 
oniy  dau.  of  Capt.  Charles  Pauiet  Doyne,  Royal  Horse  Guards 
Blue,  grandson  of  the  Very  Rev.  Charles  Doyne,  D.D.,  Dean 
of  Leighlin,  3rd  son  of  Philip  Dojoie,  of  Wells,  Co.  Wexford,, 
Major-General  Pigott  d.  at  Elkhorn,  Manitoba,  14  Nov.,  1889, 
having  had  issue  : — 

1.  Henry  Bernard  Pigott. 

2.  Augustus  Doyne  Pigott,  m.  Florence  Buchanan,  of  Maiden, 


3.  Tyringham  Vere  Pigott. 

*  "  Well  married  in  Co.  Cork  "  {The  Bernards  of  Abington  and  Nether  Winchendon, 
by  Mrs.  Napier  Higgins,  Longmans,  Green,  1904,  Vol.  IV.,  p.  89.) 


4.  Chetwynd  Pigott,  m.  in  Canada. 

1.  Frances  Beatrice  Pigott. 

2.  Violet  Pigott,  m.  in  Canada 
I.  Marianne  Frances  Pigott. 

II.  Harriett  Morland  Pigott. 

III.  Margaret  Jane  Pigott. 
The  elder  son  : — 

FKANCIS  BERNARD  PIGOTT,  of  Eagle  Hill,  6.  5  Jan.,  1822,  m. 
1st,  5  Sept.,  1850,  his  cousin,  Letitia  Charlotte,  eldest  child  of  Sir  Thomas 
Tyringham  Bernard,  6th  Bart.,  of  Nether  Winchendon,  Bucks,  by 
Sophia  only  child  and  heiress  of  Sir  David  WiUiams,  Bart.,  of 
Goldingtons,  Herts.,  and  Clifford  Court,  Herefordshire,  and  by  her, 
who  d.  17  Dec,  1865,  had  an  only  child  : — 

LOUISA  SOPHIA  BERNARD,  of  whom  presently. 

Mr.  Pigott  m.  2nd,  9  Oct.,  1867,  Charlotte  Octavia,  widow  of  Major 
James  Harrison  Cholmeley,  8th  Hussars,  and  youngest  dau.  of  James 
Raymond  Johnstone,  of  Alva,  Clackmannanshire,  by  Mary  EUzabeth, 
sister  of  Sir  Montague  Cholmeley,  Bart.,  of  Easton  Park,  Lincolnshire. 
Mr.  Pigott  d.  12  Nov.,  1872.     His  only  child  :— 

LOUISA  SOPHIA  BERNARD  PIGOTT,  m.  5  Aug.,  1874,  Wilham 
Walton,  of  Horsley  Priory,  Nailsworth,  Gloucestershire,  J.P.,  eldest  son 
of  James  Walton,  of  Dolforgan,  Montgomeryshire,  and  has  issue  : — 

I.  Francis  William  Bernard  Walton,  b.  29  Dec,  1891. 

I.  Constance  Vera  Walton,  m.  31  Jan.,  1901,  Charles  Kensit 
Norman,  of  Brantham  Court,  Suffolk,  2nd  son  of  the  Rev. 
Charles  Frederick  Norman,  M.A.,  J.P.,  of  Mistley  Place, 
Essex,  Hon.  Canon  of  St.  Albans,  and  Rector  of  Mistley  with 

II.  Edith  Millicent  Walton. 

III.  Florence  Margaret  Walton,  m.  10  Feb.,  1905,  her  cousin,  Frederick 
James  Walton,  only  son  of  Frederick  Walton,  of  Cwmllecoediog, 
Montgomeryshire,  and  has  one  dau.  : — 

Margaret  Petronilla  Milhcent  Walton. 



Stanford  of  Cask. 

Daniel  French  and  his  descendants. 

The  3rd  son  of  Mathew  Frenchi,  of  Belturbet,  (p.  2)  was  : — 

MAJOR  DANIEL  FRENCH,  oi  Belturbat,  High  Sheriif,  Co.  Cavan, 
1690,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan,  (warrant  books,  Rocord  Office),  attainted  by 
James  II.  as  Daniel  French,  of  Belturbet,  Merchant,  was  active  in  the 
cause  of  William  of  Orange.  In  the  spring  of  1689  he  sat  out  from 
Belturbet  with  sixty  horse,  captured  Sir  Gerard  Irvine,  and  sent  him 
a  prisoner  to  Lord  Blayney.*  In  the  Irish  Civil  Correspondence,  State 
Papers,  Dublin  Castle,  there  is  a  letter  from  him,  dated  5  Aug.,  1702. 
For  the  charge  brought  against  him  in  his  father's  will,  (apparently 
the  unfounded  suspicion  of  a  sick  man)  and  his  vindication,  see  p.  4. 
He  w.  1685,  Isabella,  niece  of  Ambrose  Bedell,  of  Cam,  Co.  Cavan, 
J.P.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1668,  sister  of  Ambrose  Bedell,  junior, 
of  Carn,  and  youngest  dau.f  of  the  Rev.  William  Bedell,  Vicar  of 
Kinawley,  diocese  of  Kilraore,  1634-37,  and  Rector  of  Rattlesden, 
Suffolk,  1644-70,  eldest  son  of  the  Right  Rev.  WILLIAM  BEDELL, 
the  famous  Bishop  of  Kilmore,  1629-42.  Major  French  d.  1702,  admon. 
19  Feb.,  1702-3  to  Arthur  Noble,  of  Liaaaskea,  Co.  Fermanagh,  the 
principal  creditor,  Isabella,  the  widow,  renouncing  her  interest.  She 
d.  1718,  (will  dat.  21  June,  proved  Prerog.  18  Aug.),  having  had  three 
daus. : — 

I.  ELINOR,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Mary  French,  m.  licence  granted  in  dio.  Kilmore  9  July,  1717, 
the  Rev.  John  Fletcher,  (who  entered  T.C.D.  23  March,  1706, 
aged  17,  b.  at  Whitehaven,  England)  B.A.,  1710,  Curate  of 
St.  Michan's,  DubUn,  licence  5  July,  1726,  son  of  the  Rev. 
John  Fletcher.  His  will  was  proved  6  March,  1732.  They  had 
a  son : — 
Bedell  Fletcher,  b.  about  1728  in  Dublin,  educated  by  Mr. 

Quinton,  entered  T.C.D.  9  May,  1744,  aged  16,  Scholar 

1747,  B.A.  1749,  M.A.  1756.J 

*  Derry  and  Enniskillen  in  the  Year  1689,  by  Professor  Witherow,  p.  192. 

t  Chancery  Bill  21  June,  1728,  Stanford,  Fletcher,  and  Brilton  v.  Geering  and 
Bedell.  Mrj.  French's  elder  sister  Penelope  m.  1G80,  the  Rev.  James  Lowry, 
Vicar  of  Kinawley  and  Killiiiagh,  1685,  and  of  Arklow,  Co.  Wicldow,  1704.  (Life 
and  Death  of  Bishop  Bedell,  by  Jones,  pp.  237-8.) 

J  A  marriage  licence  was  issued  4  Dec,  1773,  between  Bedell  Fletcher,  of 
Ilathmines,  Co.  Dublin,  Gent.,  and  Elizabeth  Fletcher,  of  St.  Mary's,  Dublin, 
apr.  to  be  m.  in  that  church. 


III.  Susanna  French,  ni.  1st  John  Britton,  of  Dublin,  Attorney-at-law, 
whose  will  dated  8  May,  1726,  was  proved  same  year.  By 
him  she  had  three  daus. : — 

1.  Isabella  Britton,  m.  at  St.  Ann's,  Dublin,  11  Feb.,  1755, 

the  Ven.  Charles  Huson,  Archdeacon  of  Ferns  1767-77, 
and  Rector  of  St.  Patrick's,  Wexford,  who  entered  T.C.D . 
3  March,  1728,  son  of  Benjamin  Huson.  The  Archdeacon 
d.  April,  1777,  and  a  tablet  to  his  memory  is  in  Wexford 
Church.  His  will,  dated  13  June,  1766,  was  proved  in 
Ferns  diocese  6  June,  1777.  His  widow,  who  went  to 
live  first  at  Artramont,  Wexford,  with  her  half-brother, 
R.  Le  Hunte,  M.P.,  and  afterwards  at  Belvedere,  with 
her  sister,  was  buried  at  Wexford  13  Feb.,  1784. 

2.  Mary  Britton. 

3.  Winifred    Britton,    who    lived    with    her   half-brother    at 

Artramont,   and   after  his   death,   at  Belvedere   House, 

Wexford.      She  was  buried  at  Wexford  29  Dec,  1789, 

will  proved  29  May,  1790,  by  John  Brownrigg,  husband  of 

Isabella  Brownrigg,  otherwise  Stanford,  the  sole  executrix. 

Susanna  French,  Mrs.  Britton,  m.  2nd  Francis  Le  Hunte,  M.D., 

of  Brennanstown,  Co.  Dublin,   one  of  the  founders  of  the 

Royal  Dublin  Society.      Dr.  Le  Hunte,  who  was  brother  of 

Mrs.  Humphrey  French,  (see  p.   15)    succeeded    his  brother 

Richard  in  the  family  estates,  and  retired  from  practice  to 

live  at  Brenanstown.      See  some  account  of  him  in  Mr.  F. 

Elrington  Ball's  History  of  the  County  of  Dublin,  Vol.  I.,  p. 

106.       Thomas   Mozeen,    an    actor,    in    his    contemporary 

Miscellaneous  Essays,   p.   67,   now  in  the  British  Museum, 

has  a  poem  entitled  "  The  Invitation  to  Dr.  Le  Hunt's  in  the 

County  of  Dublin."   He  describes  how,  as  he  lay  on  the  grass, 

he  thought  about  the  depravity  of  mankind,  and  proceeds  : — 

When  strait  by  my  Side  there  appear' d  a  fair  Maid 
In  Vestments  as  white  as  the  Lilly  array'd 
Whose  ruddy  Complexion,  and  Glee  of  whose  face 
Shew'd  Health  had  a  sovereign  Sway  in  the  Place. 
"  Your  censures  are  rash,"  said  she,  "  Why  for  a  few 
"  Should  you  judge  the  whole  World  to  be  false  and  untrue 
"  Come  to  *  Branenstown  House  at  the  Top  of  the  Hill 
"  And  3'our  splenatic  Humours  we'll  teach  you  to  kill, 
"  With  all  that  the  Eye  can  take  in  of  Delight, 
"  With  all  that  the  Heart  conceives  virtuous  and  right 
"  With  all  that  brings  Mirth  and  gives  Vapours  the  Rout, 
"  I'll  engage  you'll  be  pleas'd  with  within  and  without." 
I  thank'd  her  but  told  her  I  couldn't  that  Day, 
For  I  dined  with  the  'Squire  and  good  Mrs.  Bray. 
"  Be  't  soon,"  she  reply'd,  •'  or  I  take  an  Afli'ont, 
"  Content  is  my  Name,  and  I  live  with  Le  Hunt." 

He  adds  the  note  :— "  *  Branenstoivn,  a  seat  in  the  County 
of  Dublin,  the  property  of  Dr.  Le  Hunt  formerly  a  Physician 


of  great  Eminence,  but  who  had  retir'd  from  Practice  some 
Years  before  the  above  was  wrote  :    a  Gentleman  who  from 
his    extensive    Charities,    Benevolence    and   great   Afiability 
rendered  himself  justly  beloved  by  every  Person  happy  enough 
to  be  acquainted  with  him — He  is  since  dead,  when  the  many 
who  stood  in  need  of  his  Assistance  lost  a  most  valuable 
Benefactor,   and  those  who  did  not  a  sincere  Friend  and 
amiable  Companion."     He  d.  1  Dec,  1750,  and  in  the  Belfast 
Newsletter  for  Friday,   7  Dec.   is  the  following  : — "  Dublin, 
Dec.  4,  Last  Saturday  died  at  his  House  at  Brennan's  Town, 
Francis  Le  Himte,  Esq.,  Doctor  of  Physick  and  Fellow  of  the 
College  of  Physicians.     Upon  his  Brother's  Death,  by  which 
a  considerable  estate  devolved  to  him,  he  retired  from  the 
Business  of  his  Profession,  and  enjoyed  his  Friends  with  a 
Cheerfulness  and  good-nature,  which,  with  his  other  valuable 
Qualities,  have  made  his  Death  a  real  Loss  to  all  who  had 
the  Pleasure  of  his  Acquaintance.      By  his  Death  a  good 
Estate  descendeth  to  his  only  son  Eichard  Le  Hunte,  Esq., 
a  Student  of  Lincoln  Inn."    He  was  succeeded  by  his  only  son, 
by  Susanna  French,  otherwise  Britton,  his  wife  : — 
Richard    Le    Hunte,    of    Artramont,    Co.   Wexford,  M.P. 
Wexford  1771-6,  and  1776-83,  Barrister-at-law  Hilary  Term 
1759,  but  did  not  practise,*  entered  T.C.D.   14  Nov., 
1745,  aged  17,  B.A.  1750,  d.  s.f.  1783,t  cod.  to  will  11 
Jan.,  1780,  proved  12  Feb.,  1783,  executors  his  sisters 
Mrs.  Huson  and  Miss  Britton,  and  his  kinsman  Daniel 
Stanford.      He  left  Isabella  Stanford  his  diamond  ring, 
his  little  mare  called  Polly,  and  £200,  while  he  bequeathed 
Artramont  to  his  cousin,  Major  George  Le  Hunte,  great- 
grandfather of  the  present  Sir  George  Ruthven  Le  Hunte, 
K.C.M.G.,  of  Artramont,  Governor  of  South  Australia. 

The  eldest  dau.  of  Daniel  French  and  Isabella  Bedell, 

ELINOR  FRENCH,  wi.,  Kilmore  Hcence  22  Nov.,  1707,  Capt.  John 
Stanford,  High  Sherifi,  Co.  Cavan,  1734  and  Co.  Monaghan,  1741, 
J.P.  Co.  Cavan  16  Jan.,  1723-4,  B.A.  T.C.D.  1706,  (entered  27  Nov., 
1701,  aged  15),  jure  uxoris  of  Carn,  Belturbet,  Co.  Cavan,  which  he 
claimed  in  right  of  his  wife,J  eldest  son  of  Luke  Stanford,  of  Belturbet, 
"  a  merchant  of  large  deaUng,"  §  by  Anne  Hecclefield  his  wife.    Capt. 

*  Wilson's  Dublin  Directory,  1780,  p.  99. 

I  Deaths  "  at  Kiltorkan,  near  Kilkenny,  Richard  Le  Hunte,  Esq.,  Member  of 
Parliament  for  the  town  of  Wexford."  (Genthman's  aoid  London  Magazine,  Feb., 

%  The  Life  and  Death  of  Bishop  Bedell,  ed.  by  T.  W.  Jones,  Camden  Soc,  1872, 
p.  259,  note  a. 

§  Exchequer  Bill,  1  Dec,  1746,  Bedell  Howard  Stanford  v.  Elinor  Stanford  and 


Stanford  d.  1745   (will  dated  28  May,  proved  20  Nov.)  having  had  3 
sons  and  2  daus. : — 

I.  John    Stanford,    educated    at    Cavan,    under    Mr.    Richards, 
entered  T.C.D.  8  July,  1734,  aged  15,  d.  1735.* 

II.  Bedell  Howard  Stanford,  of  Cam,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Monaghan, 
1754,  and  Co.  Cavan,  1768,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan,  19  May,  1759, 
educated  at  Cavan  under  Dr.  Sheridan,  entered  T.C.D.  16 
Aug.,  1738,  aged  18,  did  not  graduate,f  migrated  to  the 
University  of  Glasgow,  matric.  1741,  M.A.  1743,  m.  Elizabeth, 
sister  of  David  Jones,  of  Bensfort,  Co.  Meath,  High  Sheriff 
Co.  Cavan  1763,  and  eldest  dau.  of  John  Jones,  of  Belturbet, 
J.P.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1750,  by  his  wife,  sister  of 
Benjamin  Copeland,  of  Bensfort,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Meath,  1751. { 
Mr.  Stanford  communicated  to  the  pubhsher  of  the  Dublin 
edition  of  Burnet's  Life  of  Bishop  Bedell,  1758,  the  story  of 
the  prayer  murmured  at  the  Bishop's  funeral  by  a  Roman 
Catholic  priest,  "  0  sit  anima  mea  cum  Bedello."  §  He  d. 
in  Dominick  Street,  Dublin,  11  March,  1776,  in  his  56th 
year,  and  his  widow  placed  a  tablet  to  his  memory  in  Belturbet 
Church.  His  will  was  proved  26  April,  1776.  Mrs.  Bedell 
Stanford,  d.  s.p.,  1798  (cod.  to  will  dated  24  March,  proved 
4  Aug.)  leaving  her  property  to  her  own  relations,  including 
her  nieces  Mrs.  Bolton  and  Lady  Fortescue,  and  her  nephew 
John  Moutray  Jones. 

III.  DANIEL,  of  whom  presently. 
I.  Anne  Stanford.]  | 
II.  Charity  Stanford,  m.  John  Bradshaw,  and  had  :^ 

1.  Bedell  Bradshaw 

2.  Thomas  Bradshaw. 

3.  Luke  Bradshaw. 

4.  Daniel  Bradshaw.^ 

*  Exchequer  Bill,  1  Dec,  1746,  do.,  bur.  at  St.  Michael's,  26  April,  1735. 

t  His  father  is  erroneously  entered  in  the  T.C.D.  matriculation  register  as 
"  Beadle  "  instead  of  John.     The  name  is  correctly  given  in  the  Glasgow  register. 

t  The  Rev  Thos.  Sheridan,  writing  from  Co.  Cavan  to  Dean  Swift,  20  July 
1736,  says  : — "  The  ladies  are  full  of  yoiu'  coming,  viz. — My  wife,  two  ladies 
Lanesborough  .  .  .  IVIrs.  Nesbitt,  her  five  daughters  .  .  .  Mrs.  Jones,  Beauty 
Copeland  ...  all  yom:  Cavan  mistresses."  Beauty  Copeland  was  no  doubt  the 
future  IVIrs.  Charles  Grattan,  see  p.  91. 

§  Life  of  Bp.  Bedell,  ed.  by  Jones,  pp.  195  and  259. 

1 1  Possibly  she  was  Mrs.  Richardson,  for  Bedell  H.  Stanford  mentions  in  his 
will,  "  my  nephew  John  Richardson,  of  Belturbet,  Esq.,  now  a  cornet  in  H.M. 

13  Regt.,  of  Dragoons." 

^  Probably  the  Mr.  Daniel  Bradshaw  whose  death  at  his  seat  near  Florencecourt, 

14  Feb.,  1824,  aged  82,  is  annoimced  in  the  EnnisMllen  Chronicle  for  Feb.  19. 
He  was  Linen  Inspector  in  Co.  Fermanagh  for  upwards  of  40  years,  and  was 
succeeded  in  that  office  by  his  grandson,  Mr.  John  Hamilton,  appointed  joint 
Inspector  some  time  since. 


1.  Sarah  Bradshaw. 

The  3rd  son  :— 

DANIEL  STANFORD,  of  Dominick  St.,  Dublin,  Attorney-at-law. 
m.  Mary  Richardson,  and  d.  (will  dated  25  April,  1787,  proved  21  Feb., 
1788)  having  had,  besides  a  dan.  Mary,  bapt.  at  St.  Mary's,  Dublin 
22  Dec,  1770,  apparently  d.  young,  three  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 

I.  JOHN,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  James  Stanford. 

III.  Bedell  Stanford. 

I.  Elinor  Stanford,  m.  1796,  the  Rev.  Francis  Eastwood. 

II.  Isabella  Stanford,  m.  at  Wexford,  23  April,  1789,  John  Brownrigg, 
LL.D.,  Barrister-at-law,  of  29  York  St.,  Dublin,  and  Maghera- 
beg,  Co.  Wicklow,  son  of  Henry  Brownrigg,  and  by  him, 
cod.  to  whose  will  was  dated  8  April,  1795,  proved  31  May, 
1797,  had  at  her  death,  (will  proved  1805)  two  children  : — 

1,  Henry  John  Brownrigg,  formerly  of  Southampton,  but  after 
1841,  of  the  Chateau  Duplessis  L'Orient,  France,  will 
dated  13  April,  1841,  proved  13  Feb.,  1847,  mentions 
his  uncle,  Henry  Brownrigg,  of  Wingfield,  Co.  "Wexford, 
but  says  that  Wingfield  belonged  to  his  own  wife.  By 
her,  dau.  of Addington,  he  had  issue  : — 

(1).  Henry  John  Brownrigg. 

(1),  Isabella  Brownrigg. 

(2.)  Henrietta  Brownrigg. 

(3.)  Mary  Brownrigg. 

(4.)  Catherine  Brownrigg. 

1.  Isabella  Winifred  Brownrigg. 
The  eldest  son  : — 

JOHN  STANFORD,  of  Carn,  and  of  Gloucester  St.,  DubUn,  High 
Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1789,  Barrister-at-law,  Hilary  Term,  1785,  entered 
T.C.D.  16  Oct.,  1776,  aged  16  (tutor  Rev.  Wm.  Richardson,  F.T.C.D., 
afterwards  Rector  of  Clonfeacle,)  but  did  not  graduate.  He  was  b. 
in  Co.  Derry,  and  m.  at  Wexford,  22  Oct.,  1784,  Barbara,  2nd  dau.  of 
Major  Loftus  Cliff e,  by  Anne,  dau.  of  William  Hore,  of  Harperstown, 
Co.  Wexford,  M.P.  for  Taghmon  1727-31,  and  1741-6,  by  the  Hon. 
Dorothy  Ponsonby,  dau,  of  William,  1st  Viscoun't  Duncannon,  and 
sister  of  Brabazon,  1st  Earl  of  Bessborough.  Mr.  Stanford  d.  1806, 
having  had  issue  : — 

I.  John  Stanford,  d.  s.p. 


II.  BEDEL,*  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Anne  Stanford,  m.  1809,  Augustus  Heron. 

The  younger  son  : — 

BEDEL  STANFORD,  of  Cam,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1835,  J.P. 
Co.  Cavan  28  Nov.,  1809,  Capt.  Cavan  Militia  8  April,  1807,  m.  Elizabeth 
Christiana,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  John  Gale,  of  Angersleigh,  Somerset. 
Capt.  Stanford,  who  sold  to  J.  H.  Story  some  lands  in  Co.  Cavan  which 
had  been  acquired  by  Ambrose  Bedell  in  IGGl.f  d.  25  Dec,  1857,  having 
had  issue  : — 

I.  JOHN  WOODWARD,  of  whom  presently. 
II.  Bedell  .Henry  Stanford,  d.  s.p.  March,  1848. 
[^  IIL^^Walterl Frederick  Stanford,  d.  s.f.  Aug.,  1850. 

IV.  William  Bedell  Stanford,  (Rev.),  Rector  of  Wishaw,  diocese 
of  Worcester,  formerly  Canon  of  Christchurch,  New  Zealand, 
B.A.  Balliol  Coll.,  Oxford,  1860,  M.A.  1863,  6.  14  Dec,  1837. 
m.  8  April,  1863,  his  cousin  Harriet,  2nd  dau.  of  the  Very 
Rev.  Frederick  Owen,  M.A.,  Dean  of  Leighlin,  son  of  the  Rev. 
Roger  Carmichael  Owen,  Rector  of  Camolin,  Co.  Wexford, 
by  Anne,  dau.  of  Major  Loftus  Cliffe,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Wilham  Bedell  Stanford,  of  Sutton  Valence,  Maidstone, 

Kent,  6.  14  June,  1865,  m.  7  Oct.,  1897,  Inez  Gertrude, 
dau.  of  Thomas  Tennant  Prince,  and  has  : — 
(1.)  PhyUis  Stanford. 
(2.)  Margery  Stanford. 

2.  Frederick  Owen  Stanford,  A.I.C.E.,  m.  Sophie  Ann,  dau. 

of  Griffith  Griffiths,  C.E. 

3.  Edwin  Palmer  Stanford,  of  Erinwood,  Canterbury,  New 

Zealand,  m.  3  April,  1897,  Charlotte,  dau.  of  J.  H.  Menzies 
of  Menzies  Bay,  New  Zealand,  and  has  one  son  : — 

Owen  Bedell  Stanford,  6.  2  March,  1898. 

4.  Loftus  CHfEe  Stanford,  B.A.,  Tutor  of  St.  Bede's  College, 


1.  Harriet  Mary  Stanford. 

2.  Ellen  Barbara  Stanford. 

3.  Agnes  May  Stanford. 

V.  Robert  Loftus  Stanford,  B.A.  Exeter  Coll.,  Oxford,  LL.B. 
University  of  New  Zealand,  1883,  Barrister-at-law,  and 
Registrar  Supreme  Court,  Wanganui,  New  Zealand,  b.  8  Dec, 

*  So  he  spelled  the  name. 

t  Life  of  Bishop  Bedell,  ed  by  Jones,  p.  225. 


1839,  m.  4  May,  1864,  his  cousin  Louisa,  4th  dau.  of  the 
Very  Rev.  Frederick  Owen,  Dean  of  Leighlin,  and  has  had 
issue : — 

1.  Francis  Robert  Larnach  Stanford,  h.  20  Jan.,  1873,  d.  20 

Aug.,  1903. 

2.  Charles  Frederick  Beaumont  Stanford,  6.  13  March,  1875, 

m.  20  March,  1904,  Daisy  Adlam,  and  has  issue : — 

Owen  Loftus  James  Stanford,  b.  2  March,  1905. 

3.  John  Reginald  Loftus  Stanford,  b.  25  July,  1879. 

4.  Ernest  Woodward  Owen  Stanford,  b.  20  May,  1882. 

5.  Arthur  Bernard  Kynaston  Stanford,  b.  26  Aug.,  1883. 

1.  Edith  Owen  Stanford. 

2.  Constance  Louisa  Stanford. 

3.  Mabel  Lucy  Stanford,  m.  3  Nov.,  1900,  Hickman  Frank 

Russell,  2nd  son  of  Lieut-Colonel  Hickman  Rose  Russell, 

57th  Regt.,  2nd  son  of  the  Rev.  John  Clarke  Russell,  M.A., 

Rector  of  St.  Thomas  a  Clifie,  Lewes,  by  Mary  Tovey, 

elder  dau.  of  Capt.  Hickman  Leland  Rose,  3rd  Light 

Dragoons,  son  of  Joseph  Rose,  M.D.,  by  Gertrude,  dau. 

of  Hickman  Rose,   of  Limerick,  by  EUzabeth,  dau.  of 

Jonah  Pratt,  of  Castlemartyr,  Co.  Cork,  (see  also  p.  111). 

Issue  : — 

(1.)  Loftus  Hickman  Russell,  b.  11  Oct.,  1901. 

(2.)  Robert  Owen  Hickman  Russell,  b.  4  March,  1903. 

(1.)  Mary  Louisa  Russell. 

4.  Gertrude  Owen  Stanford. 

5.  Olive  Mary  Stanford. 

I.  Charlotte  Barbara  Stanford,  d.  s.p.  Oct.,  1857. 
IL  EHzabeth  Anne  Stanford,  of  Oswestry,  Salop. 
III.  Frances    Harriet    Stanford,  m.  10  Oct.,  1860,  her    cousin,   the 
Rev.  Walter  Charles  Edward  Kynaston,  M.A.,  J.P.,  of  Hard- 
wick  Hall,  Shropshire,  son  of  Colonel  Robert  Owen,  and  by 
him,  who  took  the  name  of  Kynaston,  had  issue  : — 

1.  Walter  Roger  Owen  Kynaston,  Capt.  Shropshire  Yeomanry 

Cavalry,  b.  1  March,  1874. 
1.  Amy  Frances  Owen  Kynaston,  m.  11  July,  1893,  her  cousin 

the  Rev.  Loftus  Moade  Owen,  B.A.,  Vicar  of  Hanmer 

Shropshire,  2nd  son  of  the  Rev.  Loftus  Owen,  Vicar  of 

St.  Giles,  Shrewsbury,  and  has  issue  : — 

(1).  Robert  Loftus  Owen,  b.  1894. 


(2.)  Philip  James  Owen,  h.  1896. 
(1.)  Margaret  Amy  Frances  Owen. 
(2.)  Violet  Mary  Owen. 

2.  Maud  Charlotte  Owen  Kyuaston,  m.  the  Rev.  Frederick 

Charles  Chambers,  M.A.,  Vicar  of  Milcombe,  Oxfordshire 

3.  Marianne  Annette  Owen  Knyaston. 
The  eldest  son  : 

JOHN   WOODWARD   STANFORD,    of   Carn,   and   of  Chetwode 

Priory,  Buckinghamshire,  b.  14  April,  1825,  7n.  15  Nov.,  1860,  Louisa, 

fourth  dau.  of  Nevile  Reade,  of  Runnymede,  Old  Windsor,  by  the 

Hon.  Caroline  Napier,  youngest  dau.  of  Francis,  7th  Lord  Napier, 

and  d.  IQ  June,  1904,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  20  Dec,  1905,  issue  : — 

I.  HENRY  BEDELL,  of  whom  presently. 

IL  Charles  Woodward  Stanford,  (Rev.),  Vicar  of  North  and  South 

Elkington,  Lincolnshire,  B.A.,  Worcester  Coll.,  Oxford,  1884, 

M.A.  1887,  6.  13  Jan.,  1863,  m.  1  Nov.,  1893,  Emily  Mary, 

only  child  of  the  late  Rev.  James  Grenville  Smyth,  M.A.,  Vicar 

of  N.  and  S.  Elkington  and  Prebendary  of  Lincoln,  by  Emily, 

dau.  of  the  Rev,  Edward  Royds,  Rector  of  Brereton,  Cheshire, 

and  has  a  dau. : — 

Mary  Dorothy  Stanford. 

III.  Walter  John  Stanford,  Civil  Engineer,  b.  18  May,  1864,  m.  28 

Aug.,  1895,  Ruby  Belany,  and  has  a  dau.  : — 
Doreen  Napier  Stanford. 

IV.  Alfred  Bracebridge  Stanford,  (Rev.)  M.A.  Emmanuel  College, 

Cambridge,  6.  13  April,  1867,  d.  s.p.  at  Maf eking,  South  Africa, 
27  Dec,  1895. 
V.  Archibald  Ambrose  Stanford,  6.  10  May,  188u. 
I.  Elizabeth  Mary  Stanford. 
II.  Charlotte  Barbara  Stanford. 
The  eldest  son  : — 

HENRY  BEDELL  STANFORD,  Major  Royal  Garrison  Artillery 
b.  9  Oct.,  1861,  m.  10  Oct.,  1887,  Florence,  dau.,  of  Colonel  William 
Frederick  Carter,  C.B.,  63rd  Regt.,  by  Hannah  Emily,  dau.  of  John, 
Anderson,  of  Cox  Lodge  Hall,  Northumberland,  and  d.  14  July,  1904, 
ha\ang  had  issue  : — 

I.  JACK,  of  whom  presently. 
I.  Norah  Stanford. 
II.  Aileen  Stanford. 
The  son  : — 

JACK  STANFORD,  b.  27  July,  1888,  is  now  the  representative 
(through  his  descent  from  the  French  family),  of  William  Bedell,  Bishop 
of  Kilmore. 



Families  of  Warburton  and  Somerville,  Lords  Athlumney. 

The  elder  dau.  of  Mathew  French,  of  Belturbet,  the  elder  (p.  2) 
was  : — 

MARY  FRENCH,  m.  consistorial  marr.  lie.  July,  1672,  John 
Warburton,  of  Dublin,  M.P.  for  Belturbet,  1692-93,  and  1695-99,  a 
Six  Clerk  in  Chancery  from  29  Sept.,  1669,  till  his  resignation  in  1700, 
attainted  1689,  third  *  and  youngest  son  of  Richard  "Warburton,  of 
Garryhinch,  King's  Co.,  M.P.  for  Ballyshannon  1695-1711,  by  Elizabeth, 
dau.  of  Thomas  L'Estrange,  of  Moystown,  King's  Co.,  M.P.f  John 
Warburton  made  his  will  29  June,  1703.  It  was  proved  in  the 
Prerogative  Court  11  Feb.,  1703-4.  His  widow,  Mary's,  will,  dated 
17  Nov.,  1727,  was  proved  12  April,  1729.  They  had  (besides  Mathew 
Warburton,  bapt.  at  St.  Nicholas  Within,  Dublin,  19  Jan.,  1676-7,  d. 
young  ;  John  Warburton,  buried  at  same,  28  April,  1687,  and  Ann 
Warburton,  buried  at  same  17  Sept.,  1687)  three  children  : — 

I.  Richard  Warburton,  (Rev.)  entered  Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin,  22  Sept., 
1691,  aged  17,  B.A.,  1696,  M.A.  1699,  d.  unm.,  admon.  granted 
to  his  mother,  3  March,  1707-8,J  bur.  at  St.  Michael's, 
6  Feb. 

II.  GEORGE,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Mary  Warburton. 

The  younger  son  : — 

GEORGE  WARBURTON,  LL.D.,§  Master  in  Chancery  by  patent 
3  April,  1712,  renewed  by  George  I.,  12  Jan.,  1714,  bapt.  at  St.  Nicholas 
Within,  Dublin  20  May,  1681,  m.,  prerog.  marr.  lie,  25  July,  1720, 
Hannah  Smith,  of  Dromenagh  Parish,  Co.  Fermanagh,  and  d.  1730, 

*  The  other  two  sons  were  Richard  and  (Jeorge.  Richard  was  M.P.  for 
Portarlington  1692  and  1715,  and  was  father  of  Richard,  M.P.  for  Queen's  Co., 
and  grandfather  of  John,  M.P.  for  Queen's  Co.,  1779-94.  George  was  M.P.  for  CTOwran, 
1692-93,  and  Portarlington  1695-99,  and  was  father  of  Richard,  of  Donnycamey. 
Co.  Dublin,  M.P.  for  Portarlington  1715-27,  and  Ballynakill  1727-47.  Seven 
members  of  the  Warburton  fauiily  were  thus  representatives  in  the  Irish  House 
of  Commons  between  1692  and  1794. 

t  Members  of  Parliament  for  the  County  and  City  of  Kilkenny,  by  G.  D.  Burtchaell, 

p.  84. 

X  Information  from  Mr.  G.  D.  Burtchaell,  Office  of  Arms,  Dublin  Castle. 

§  G.  E.  C.  Complete  Baronetage,  V.  358,  is  the  authority  for  this  degree.  Sir 
Quaile  Somerville  in  his  will  mentions  his  father-in-law  "  Dr.  George  Warburton." 
{Information  from  Mr.  Bellingham  Somerville \ 


will  dated  29  May,  172G,  proved  20  Feb.,  1731,  to  be  buried  in  Kents- 
town  Churchyard,  Co.  Meath.     He  had  two  daus.  : — 

I.  Hannah  Warburton,  d.  before  1740. 

The  younger  dau.  and  eventual  heiress  : — 

MARY  WARBURTON,  m.  19  Feb.,  1740,  Sir  Quaile  Somerville, 
2nd  Bart.,  oi  Brownstown,  Co.  Meath,  High  Sheriff  City  of  Dublin,  1741- 
2,  eldest  son  of  Sir  James  Somerville,  Bart.,  M.P.,  Lord  Mayor  of  Dublin 
1736-7.  Mary  Somerville,  d.  28  Feb.,  1747,  having  had  by  her  husband, 
who  d.  at  Brownstown,  3  Dec,  1772  (will  dated  10  April,  1769,  proved 
30  Dec,  1772),  three  sons  : — 

I.  JAMES  QUAILE,  his  heir.  I.IZT' /'lO 

II,  Warburton  Somerville,  of  MuUinavale,  Co.  Monaghan,  Cornet  of 
Dragoons,*  m.  1st,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Capt.  John  Hamilton, 
37th  Regt.  of  Shankill,  Co.  Monaghan.t  and  2nd,  9  Feb.,  1803, 
Charlotte,  widow  of  Richard  Sheridan,  M.P.  for  Charlemont, 
1790,  and  sister  of  Henry  Mitchell,  of  Drumreaske,  Co. 
Monaghan.  J 

III.  William  Somerville,  of  Lake,  Co.  Cavan,  J.P.  that  Co.,  21  March, 
1789,  Ensign  56th  Regt.,  will  dated  2  May,  1798,  proved  27 
Aug.,  1803. 

The  eldest  son  : — 

SIR  JAItfES  QUAILE  SOMERVILLE,  3rd  Bart.,  m.  at  St.  Mary's, 
Dublin,  16  June,  1770,  Catherine,  dau.  of  Sir  Marcus  Lowther-Crofton, 
1st  Bart.,  M.P.,  by  Catherine,  heiress  of  her  brother  Sir  Edward  Crofton, 
4th  Bart.,  M.P.,  and  dau.  of  Sir  Edward  Crofton,  3rd  Bart.,  of  Mote, 
Co.  Roscommon,  M.P.  for  that  co.,  by  Mary,  dau.  of  Anthony  Nixon, 
of  Dublin,    She  d.  1775,  and  Sir  James  d.  1802,  having  had  two  sons  : — 

I.  MARCUS,  his  heir. 

II.  James  Somerville,  of  Ross,  Co.  Meath,  High  Sheriff  1816,  m. 

8  May,  1812,  Frances  Armytage,  dau.  of  Skefiington  Thompson, 
of  Rathnally,  Co.  Meath,  and  d.  23  April,  1837,  having  had 
by  her,  who  d.  6  Aug.,  1835,  issue  : — 

1.  James  Somerville,  of  Ross,  Lieut.  6th  Dragoon  Guards, 

1845,  11th  Hussars  1846,  d.  intestate  14  Dec,  1896. 

2.  Marcus  Richard  Somerville,  d.  unm.  in  India,  1863. 

3.  William  Somerville,  Lieut.  22nd  Regt.,  d.  1845,  admon. 

granted  25  March,  1848. 

•  Will  of  Sir  Q.  Somerville. 
fNo.  320511,  Registry  of  Deeds. 

t  Exoh.  Bill,  12  March,  1817,  Johnston  v.  Mitchell  and  Somerville. 

*  c2 


1.  Frances    Somerville,    m.    March,    1848,    "William    Cruise, 

Barrister-at-law,  of  Rahood,  Co.  Meath. 

2.  Louisa  Somerville,   m.   1   June,   1839,  Pierce  Morton,   of 

Kilnacrott,  Co.,  Cavan,  and  d.  1844. 

The  eider  son  : — 

SIR  MARCUS  SOMERVILLE,  4th  Bart.,  of  Somerville,  Co.  Meath, 
M.P.  Co.  Meath,  1800-31,  in.  1st,  in  Sept.,  1801,  Anne,  only  dau.  and 
heiress  of  Sir  Richard  Gorges-Meredyth,  Bart,  of  St.  Katherine's 
Grove,  Co.  Meath,  by  Mary,  only  dau.  and  heiress  of  Arthur  Francis 
Meredyth,  of  Dollardstown,  Co.  Meath.  Sir  Marcus  m.  2nd,  Elizabeth, 
eldest  dau.  of  Piers  Geale,  of  Dublin,  and  d.  11  July,  1831.  She  m. 
2nd,  26  July,  1841,  Hugh,  2nd  Earl  Fortescue,  K.G.,  and  d.  4  May, 
1896.  Sir  Marcus  Somerville  had  two  sons  by  his  first  marriage  : — 

I.  WILLIAM  MEREDYTH,  his  heir. 

II.  James  Richard  Somerville,  Capt.  Scots  Greys,  &.  1803,  m.  1830, 
Anna,  dau.  of  Major-General  Sir  Henry  Torrens,  K.C.B., 
by  Sarah,  dau.  of  Colonel  Robert  Patten,  Governor  of  St. 
Helena,  and  d.  4  April,  1869,  having  had  issue  : — 

1.  William  Meredyth  Somerville,  R.E.,  b.  8  Nov.,   1835,  d, 

at  Scutari  during  the  Crimean  War,  3  Sept.,  1855. 

2.  Henry   John   Torrens   Somerville,    Naval   Cadet,    H.M.S,, 

Cleopatra,  b.  21  April,  1837,  d.  23  Oct.,  1850. 

3.  Marcus  Somerville,  6.  8  Dec,  1842,  d.  13  March,  1846. 

1.  Mary  Anne  Emily  Somerville,  m.  1870,  the  Rev.  Theobald 

Butler,  and  d.  s.p.  15  Sept.,  1871. 

2.  Anna  Maria  Somerville. 

3.  Frances  Somerville. 

4.  Henrietta  Sarah  Somerville,  m.  2  June,  1897,  Lieut.-Colonel 

John  Rickaby,   J.P.,  3rd  Batt.   Prince  of  Wales'   Own 
West  Yorkshire  Regt. 

The  elder  son  : — 

5th  Bart.,  of  Somerville,  1st  LORD  ATHLUMNEY  AND  MEREDYTH, 
P.C,  M.P.,  Drogheda,  1837-52,  and  Canterbury,  1854-65,  Under 
Secretary  Home  Department  1846-7,  raised  to  the  Peerage  of  Ireland 
as  Baron  Athlumney  of  Somerville  and  Dollardstown,  Co.  Meath,  14 
Dec,  1863,  and  to  the  Peerage  of  the  United  Kingdom  as  Baron  Meredyth 
of  Dollardstown,  3  May,  1866,  High  SherifE  Co.  Meath,  1834,  6.  1802, 
matriculated  Christ  Church,  Oxford,  18  Feb.,  1822,  w.  1st,  22  Dec, 
1832,  Lady  Maria  Harriet  Conyngham,  youngest  dau.  of  Henry,  1st 
Marquis  Conyngham,  K.P.,  by  Elizabeth,  dau.   of  Joseph  Denison 


of  Denbies,  Surrey.     Lady  Maria  Somerville  d.  3  Dec,  1843,  having  had 
a  son  and  a  dau.  : — 

I.  William  Henry  Marcus  Somerville  d.  young,  11  Sept.,  1837. 

I.  Hon.    Elizabeth   Jane   Somerville,   m.    18   Dec,    1856,     James 

Molyneux  Caulfeild,  3rd  Earl  of  Charlemont,  K.P.,  who  d. 
s.p.  12  Jan.,  1892.     She  d.  31  May,  1882. 

Lord  Athlumney  m.  2nd,  16  Oct.,  1860,  Maria  Georgiana  Elizabeth, 
only  dau,  of  Herbert  George  Jones,  Serjeant  at  law,  by  Maria  Alicia, 
2nd  dau.  of  Sir  George  William  Leeds,  Bart., of  Croxton  Park,  Cambridge- 
shire, and  d.  7  Dec,  1873,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  6  Jan.,  1899, 
further  issue  : — 


IIL  Hon.  Marcus  Edward  Francis  Meredyth  Somerville,  b.  10  Oct., 
1867,  d.  17  Sept.,  1871. 

II.  Hon.  Mary  Anne  Blanche  Somerville. 

III.  Hon.  Georgina  Alice  Lizzie  Somerville,  m.  30  April,  1888,  Charles 

Gore  Loftus  Tottenham,  of  Tudenham  Park,  Co.  Westmeath, 
and  Glenfarne  Hall,  Co.  Leitrim,  J.P.,  High  Sherifi  Co.  Leitrim, 
1898,  eldest  son  of  Capt.  A  rthur  Loftus  Tottenham,  of  Glenfarne, 
M.P.  Co.  Leitrim  and  Winchester,  by  Sarah  Anne,  dau.  of 
George  Addenbrooke  Gore,  of  Barrowmount,  Co.  Kilkenny, 
Issue  : — 

1.  Harold  William  Loftus  Tottenham,  b.  26  Feb.,  1889. 

2.  Desmond  Frank  Charles  Loftus  Tottenham,  b.   16  Dec, 


1.  Dorothy  Loftus  Tottenham. 

2.  Aileen  Loftus  Tottenham. 

3.  Angela  Frances  Diana  Loftus  Tottenham. 

IV.  Hon.  Edith  Sophia  Somerville,  d.  27  April,  1867. 
V.  Hon.  Cecilia  Louisa  Somerville. 

VI.  Hon.   Florence   Emily  Frances   Somerville,   vi.   9   April,    1901  > 
William  Wooding  Starmer,  A.R.A.M.,  and  has  a  son  : — 
Lionel  Meredith  Starmer,  b.  6  March,  1902. 
VII.  Hon.  Catherine  Mary  Fanny  Somerville,  d.  12  Sept.,  1873. 
The  son  : — 

2nd  LORD  ATHLUMNEY  AND  MEREDYTH,  and  6th  Bart.,  Lieut. 
1st  Batt.  Coldstream  Guards  1886-97,  Capt.  Kent  Artillery  Militia  from 
1897,  was  b.  23  March,  1865.  He  is  the  present  representative  of  Mary 
French,  wife  of  John  Warburton,  M.P.,  and  elder  dau.  of  Mathew 
French,  of  Belturbet,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1677. 



TiSDALL    OF    BaWN. 

And  Families  of  Voules,  Marlay  and  Manners,  Duke  of  Rutland. 

The  younger  dau.  of  Mathew  French,  of  Belturbet,  the  elder  (p.  2), 
was : — 

ELINOR  FRENCH,  m.  at  St.  Michael's,  Dub.,  20  Feb.,  1682-3,  James 
Tisdall,*  of  Bawn,  Co.  Louth,  M.P.  for  Ardee,  1692-93,  1695-99,  1703-13, 
and  1713-14,  J.P.  Co.  Louth,  14  April,  1686,  High  Sherifi  Co.  Louth, 
1700,  Portreive  of  Ardee,  1697  and  1698,  second  son  of  Michael  Tisdall, 
of  Castleblayney,  Co,  Monaghan,  by  Anne  Singleton,  his  wife.  James 
Tisdall,  who  purchased  Bawn,  16  July,  1690,  had  received  in  1679, 
confirmation  of  his  arms  from  Richard  St.  George,  Ulster,  which  also 
covered  his  brother  Michael  Tisdall,  of  Mount  Tisdall,  ancestor  of  the 
Tisdalls  of  Charlesfort,  Co.  Heath.  James  Tisdall  d.  2  May,  1714, 
in  his  66th  year,  and  an  inscription  to  his  memory  is  in  Manfieldstown 
Church,  adjoining  Bawn  demesne.  His  will,  codicil  dated  30  April, 
1714,  was  not  proved  till  23  Feb.,  1748.  He  had,  (with  another  son, 
Michael,  who  d.  9  Jan.,  1702-3,  inscription  in  Manfieldstown  Church 
and  a  dau.  Catherine,  bapt.  1  July,  1691, f  must  have  d.  young),  issue  : — 

I.  JAMES,  his  heir. 

IL  Richard  Tisdall,  d.  unm.X 

I.  Ann  Tisdall. 

IL  Mary  Tisdall,  of  Dublin,  d.  unm.  will  dated  1  Jan.,  1771,  proved 
28  March,  1775. 

The  elder  surviving  son  : — 

JAMES  TISDALL,  of  Bawn,  M.P.  for  Dundalk  1715-27,  High 
Sheriff,  Co.  Louth,  1717,  J.P.  Co.  Louth,  4  Feb.,  1714-5,  m.  settlements  § 
dated  14  and  15  June,  1716,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Capt.  Thomas  Nugent, 
of  Clonlost,  Co.  Westmeath,  by  Alice,  dau.  of  Capt.  Thomas  Smyth, 
of  Drumcree,  Co.  Westmeath.  In  1741  he  wished  to  enter  Parliament 
again  ;  "  We  hear  that  Henry  BelUngham  and  James  Tisdall,  Esqrs. 
have  declared  themselves  Candidates  for  Kt.  of  the  Shire  for  the  County 

*  Chancery  Bill,  28  March,  1739,  Tisdall  v.  Nixon,  Fanning,  French,  etc. 
t  Ulster  Office.  Will  Collections,  information  from  Major  W.  W.  Webb. 
X  Chancery  Bill,  Tisdall  v.  Nixon,  ante. 
§  Chancery  Bill,  Tisdall  v.  Nixon,  ante. 


of  Lowtli  in  the  Room  of  Faithful  Fortescue,  Esq.  deceased  "  {Pue's 
Occurrences,  28  March,  1741).  Bellingham  was  eventually  elected. 
On  March  28,  1739,  James  Tisdall,  and  his  son,  James,  filed  a  bill  in 
the  Court  of  Chancery  against  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon  and  Mary  Anne, 
otherwise  French,  his  wife,  the  Rev.  Edward  Fanning  and  Joanna, 
otherwise  French,  his  wife,  Richard  French  of  Ballyhubback,  Co. 
Wicklow,  the  Rev.  Thomas  Smith,  Richard  Tisdall  and  William 
Tisdall.  This  bill  sets  forth  the  marriage  articles  of  James  the  elder's 
parents,  James  Tisdall  and  Elinor  French,  in  1682,  and  states  that 
Elinor's  portion  was  £800,  and  that  her  brothers  Richard  and  Mathew 
were  parties  to  the  settlement.  Richard  French  was  in  1739  represented 
by  his  grandson  Richard,  and  Mathew  by  his  granddaughters  Mrs. 
Nixon  and  Mrs.  Fanning.  James  Tisdall  d.  10  Oct.,  1757,  aged  63, 
(inscription  in  Manfieldstown  Church),  having  had  issue  : —  * 

I.  JAMES,  his  heir. 

II.  William  Tisdall. 

I.  Mary  Tisdall,  m.  —  Workman,  and  had  issue  : — 

1.  Jeremiah  Workman,  legatee  of  his  great  aunt,  Mary  Nugent, 
9  Feb.,  1757. 

1.  Elizabeth  Workman,  )      legatees     of    their    aunt    Mary 

2.  Mary  Workman,         /  Tisdall,  1  Jan.,  1771. 

The  elder  son  : — 

JAMES  TISDALL,  of  Bawn,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Tyrone,  1754,  J.P. 
Co.  Louth,  11  May,  1759,  Barrister- at-law,  Trinity  Term,  1745,  m. 
1747,  Rose,  only  dau.  and  heiress  of  Oliver  MacCausland,  of  Mountfield, 
Strabane,  by  Rachel,  dau.  of  James  Hamilton,  of  Hamilton's  Grove, 
Co.  Antrim.  She  d.  before  13  Dec,  1755,  on  which  date  her  widower 
and  her  two  children,  James  and  Rachel,  minors,  presented  a  petition 
to  the  Irish  House  of  Commons  praying  "  that  the  heads  of  a  bill  may 
be  brought  in,  for  the  sale  of  the  Manor  of  Mountfield  in  the  county  of 
Tyrone,  in  order  to  discharge  debts  and  incumbrances."  Leave  to  bring 
in  the  heads  of  the  bill  was  granted  three  days  later.  James  Tisdall 
had  issue  : — 

I.  JAMES,  his  heir. 

I.  Rachel  Tisdall,  m.  1st,  in  Feb.,  1765,  Edward  Bond,  of  Bondville 
and  Tyra,  Co.  Armagh,  whose  will,  dated  5  Nov.,  1768,  was 
proved  13  Jan.,  1769,  and  had  a  son : — 

George  Bond,  Cornet  6th  Dragoon  Guards  Feb.,  1793,  Lieut. 
4th  Dragoon  Guards  31  May,  1796,  a  legatee  of  his  uncle 
James  Tisdall  in  1797. 

*  Major  Webb,  in  his  Tisdall  pedigree  observes  that  there  is  a  statement  in 
Ulster's  Office,  to  the  effect  that  there  were  three  other  sons,  Thomas,  Richard, 
and  Philip. 


She  m.  2nd,  the  Very  Rev.  Robert  Gorges,  D.D.  Dean  of 
Kihnacduagh,  3rd  son  of  Richard  Gorges,  of  Kilbrew,  Co. 
Meath,  M.P.  for  Augher,  1739,  and  Enniskillen  1761,  elder 
son  of  Lieut.-General  Richard  Gorges,  of  Kilbrew,  by  the 
Hon.  Nichola  Sophia  Hamilton,*  younger  dau.  and  co-heiress 
of  Hugh,   1st  Lord  Glenawly,   and  widow  of  Sir  Tristram 
Beresford,  Bart.    Dean  Gorges  d.  leaving  an  only  dau.  to  whom 
admon.  was  granted  9  March,  1804.  t  the  widow  Rachel  having 
renounced.    Mrs.  Gorges  d.  6  March,  1827.     The  only  dau  :— 
Elizabeth  Gorges,  m.  John  Blennerhassett,  of  Mount  Street, 
Dublin,  Sol.,  second    son   of    the   Rev.    John    Blenner- 
hassett, Rector  of  Tralee,  Co.  Kerry,  by  Louisa,  dau.  of 
Capt.  Thomas  Goddard,  by  Mary,  sister  of  Thomas,  1st 
Lord  Ventry.     They  had  two  daus. : — 
(1).  Rachel   Blennerhassett,    m.    Lieut.-General    Thomas 

Gordon  Higgins,  who  d.  1871. 
(2).  Frances  Blennerhassett,  m.  18  March,  1837,  the 
Rev.  Francis  Plimley  Voules,  B.A.  Wadh.  Coll., 
Oxford,  Rector  of  Middle  Chinnock,  Somerset, 
and  d.  21  Nov.,  1845,  having  had  three  sons  and 
two  daus.,  viz.  : — 

i.  Sir  Gordon  Blennerhassett  Voules,  Knt.  (1906)' 
late  of  The  Admiralty,  b.  8  Sept.,  1839. 
m.  12  July,  1866,  Frances  Cotton,  dau.  of 
James  Minchin,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Francis  Minchin  Voules,  b.  9  May,  1867, 
m.  28  March,  1894,  Isabel  Janet,  2nd  dau. 
of  Arthur  Herbert  Kennedy,  and  has  a 
dau. : — 

Kathleen  Agnes  Frances  Voules. 

2.  Arthur  Blennerhassett  Voules,  6.  15  Sept., 
1870,  r,i.  10  April,  1506,  Mary  Alice 
Stewart  Campbell. 

1.  Cherry  Marion  Voules,  m.  24  July,  1897, 
Edgar  Morris  Baker,  Ci\il  Servt.  Straits 
Settlements,  son  of  General  Baker,  of 
Ootacamund,  India,  and  has  a  dau. : — 

Felice  Frances  Baker. 

2.  Margaret  Rose  Frances  Voules,  m.  28  Oct., 

1901,    Arthur    Benison    Hubback,    Govt. 

. > 

*  The  victim  of  the  famous  Beresford  ghost  incident,  see  Lord  Belmore's  History 
of  Two  Ulster  Manors,  Appendix  N. 

t  Information  from  Mr.  Raymond  Gorges. 


Architect,  Straits  Settlements,  eldest  son 
of  Joseph  Hubback,  J.P.,  of  Liverpool, 
and  has  a  son  : — 

Arthur      Gordon      Voules      Hubback, 
h.  Sept.,  1902. 

3.  Evelyn  Dorothy  Felicia  Voules. 

ii.  Frank  Herbert  Voules,  R.N.R.,  h.  27  Dec,  1841, 
in.  16  May,  1881,  Caroline,  dau.  of  Richard 
Hayward,  of  West  Chinnock,  Somerset,  and 
has  a  dau.  : — 

Winifred  Voules. 
iii.  Sterling  Cookesley  Voules,  (Rev.)  M.A.  Lincoki 
Coll.,  Oxford,  Rector  of  Heysham,  Lancashire, 
h.  4  Jan.,  1843,  m.  1st,  6  Aug.,  1874,  Isabella 
Sophia,  dau.  of  Francis  Hookey  Bond,  of 
Marlborough,  Wilts,  and  by  her,  who  d.  15 
May,  1881,  had  a  dau. : — 

Ethel  Victoria  Voules. 
He  m.  2nd,  16  Dec,  1885,  Emily  Maiy,  dau. 
of  the  Rev.  Charles  Smith  Royds,  Rector  of 
Haughton,  StaSordshire. 

i.  Ehza  Maria  Voules,  d.  1896. 
ii.  Frances  EUzabeth  Voules,  in.  23  June,  1885, 
William  Mardon  Beaumont,  of  Bath,  Somerset- 
shire, son  of  Edward  Beaumont,  and  grandson 
of  Thomas  Beaumont,  of  Br  ins  op  Court, 

The  son  of  James  Tisdall,  and  Rose  MacCausland  : — 
JAMES  TISDALL,  of  Bawn,  High  Sherifi  Co.  Louth,  1788,  m.  1787, 
Catherine  Maria,  only  child  of  Thomas  Townley  Dawson,  of  Kinsealey, 
Co.  Dublin,  and  d.  1797  (will  dated  18  Oct.,  proved  14  Dec.)  leaving  by 
her,  who  m.  2nd,  4  June,  1798,  Charles  William,  1st  Earl  of  Charleville, 
two  children : — 

I.  James  Thomas  Townley  Tisdall,  of  Bawn,  High  Sherifi  Co.  Louth, 
1824,  d.  unm.  15  Dec,  1851,  aged  58. 


The  dau.  :— 

Lieut.-Colonel  George  Marlay,  C.B.,  14th  Foot,  only  son  of  Major 
George  Marlay,  by  Lady  Catherine  Butler,  dau.  of  Brinsley,  2nd  Earl 
of  Lanesborough,  by  Lady  Jane  Rochfort,  dau.  of  Robert,  1st  Earl  of 


Belvedere.     Colonel  Marlay  d.  8  June,  1830,  lia-\nng  had  issue,  three 
children : — 

I.  James  Marlay,  d.  1843. 

II.  CHARLES  BRINSLEY,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Catherine  Louisa  Georgiana  Marlay,  m..  10  June,  1851,  John 
James  Robert,  7th  Duke  of  Rutland,  K.G.,  second  son  of 
John  Henry,  5th  Duke  of  Rutland,  K.G.,  by  Lady  Elizabeth 
Howard,  dau.  of  Frederick,  5th  Earl  of  Carlisle,  K.G.  She  d.  7 
April,  1854,  leaving  by  her  husband,  then  Lord  John  Manners, 
who  d.  4  Aug.,  1906,  an  only  son  : — 

Henry  John  Brinsley,  8th  Duke  of  Rutland,  and  16th  Earl, 
Lord  Lieut,  and  Custos  Rotulorum  of  Leicestershire, 
formerly  M.P.  for  Leicestershire  1888-95,  called  to  the 
House  of  Lords  in  his  father's  hfe  time  by  writ  in  the 
barony  of  Manners  of  Haddon,  June,  1896,  h.  16  April, 
1852,  m.  25  Nov.,  1882,  Marion  Margaret  Violet,  2nd  dau. 
of  Colonel  the  Hon.  Charles  Hugh  Lindsay,  C.B.,  Groom 
in  Waiting  to  Queen  Victoria,  son  of  James,  24th  Earl  of 
Crawford,  and  7th  Earl  of  Balcarres.     Issue  : — 

(1.)  Robert   Charles    John   Manners,    Lord    Haddon,   6. 
8  Aug.,  1885,  d.  28  Sept.,  1894. 

(2.)  John  Henry  Montague  Manners,  Marquis  of  Granby, 
h.  21  Sept.,  1886. 

(1.)  Lady  Victoria  Marjorie  Harriet  Manners. 

(2.)  Lady  Violet  Katherine  Manners. 

(3).  Lady  Diana  Olivia  Winifred  Maud  Manners. 

The  younger  son  :— 

CHARLES  BRINSLEY  MARLAY,  of  Belvedere  House,  Mullingar, 
Co.  Westmeath,  and  Bawn,  near  Castlebellingham,  Co.  Louth,  M.A., 
Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  J.P.,  D.L.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Westmeath 
1853  and  1906,  Co.  Louth  1863,  and  Co.  Cavan,  1885,  was  h.  1831,  and 
succeeded  to  the  settled  estates  of  his  ancestor  Robert  Rochfort,  Ist 
Earl  of  Belvedere.  He  is  the  present  representative  of  Elinor  French, 
wife  of  James  Tisdall,  M.P.,  and  younger  dau.  of  Mathew  French,  of 
Beiturbet,  High  SheriS  Co.  Cavan,  1677. 

Arms    of  NIXON,  on  recor.l  in  Ulster's  Office. 

Sal  lie,  five  bezants,  two,  two,  and  one,  on  a  chief  engrailed  aigent,  a  battleaxe 
in  fesse  of  the  field.  Crest — A  game  cock  ppr.  charged  on  the  breast 
■with  a  bezant. 

To  fare  I'  43. 


PART    II. 


Eakly   Nixons. 

Several  Fermanagli  families  are  said  by  tradition  to  have  come  from 
the  borders  of  England  and  Scotland,  and  among  them  the  Armstrongs, 
Croziers,  and  Nixons.*  Families  of  these  names  had  long  inhabited  the 
border  districts,  and  had  lived  a  wild,  unsettled  life,  full  of  rapine  and 
war.  Sir  Herbert  Maxwell  has  given  the  reason  of  this,  when  he  says, 
dealing  with  the  years  1527-28  : — "  Among  the  most  distressing  results 
of  two  centuries  of  almost  incessant  war  with  England,  was  the  condition 
of  the  Border  clans.  Their  means  of  honest  living  had  vanished  rmder 
the  perennial  visitations  of  fire  and  sword  :  when  their  flocks  and 
herds  were  driven  off,  they  must  either  recoup  themselves  by  '  Ufting ' 
from  somebody  else,  or  starve.  Thus  it  came  to  pass  that,  as  often 
as  foreign  relations  permitted  attention  to  be  given  to  domestic  affairs, 
these  Armstrongs  and  Elliots,  Irvings,  and  Olivers.  Nicksons  and 
Dicksons,  the  very  best  and  hardiest  light  horsemen  of  Western  Europe, 
came  under  punishment,  whereof  the  mode,  unfortunately,  was 
indistinguishable  from  the  original  crime.  Burn  their  houses  and  crops, 
drive  off  their  cattle  and  horses,  take  away  their  means  of  living,  and 
then  cut  them  down  or  hang  them  up  by  scores  !  "  f 

During  the  insurrection  of  1527,  among  those  in  arms  in  the  district 
of  Redesdale  were  three  "  Nexsons,"  according  to  the  confession  of 
Humphrey  Lysle.J  A  little  later,  on  March  6,  1543-4,  Sir  Ralph  Eure 
wrote  from  Chipchase  to  the  Duke  of  Suffolk  a  letter  preserved  among 
Lord  Salisbury's  manuscripts,  and  reports  "  that  the  Armstrongs 
and  Nixons  of  Liddesdale  lately  made  a  raid  into  Tyndale,  and  took 
away  certain  cattle  belonging  to  one  Percy  Robson  ;  and  also  that 
yesterday  one  Edmond  Nixon  and  certain  of  Hector  Armstrong's 
servants  came  into  Tyndale  and  slew  as  proper  a  man  as  is  within  all 
Tyndale,  callide  Bartyr  Yowng,  upon  no  caws  but  only  that  the  said 
Bartyr  Yownge's  friends  were  my  gydes  when  I  borned  Mangerton."§ 
Shortly  afterwards  these  turbulent  horsemen  were  won  over  to  the  side 
of  England,  for  in  1547,  in  Liddesdale  and  the  debateable  land,  no  fewer 

*  Burke' 8  Family  Records,  1897,  p.  195,  article  "  Crozier  of  Gortra." 

t  History  of  the  Hoiise  of  Douglas,  1902,  Vol.  II.,  p.  88. 

X  History  of  the  House  of  Percy,  by  Gerald  Brenac,  1902,  Vol.  I.,  p.  193. 

§  Calendar  of  M8S.  at  HatjkU,  Historical  MSS.  CommiasioQ,  Part  I.,  p.  24. 


than  106  Elliotts  and  Nixons  gave  pledges  to  Lord  Wharton  that  they 
would  serve  the  King  of  England.* 

From  these  sturdy  warriors  the  tradition  is  that  the  Nixons  of 
Fermanagh  are  descended.  The  earliest  account  of  the  settlement 
in  Ireland  seems  to  be  that  which  we  find  in  the  manuscript  history  of 
Fermanagh  (quoted  below,  p.  46),  written  in  1718-19,  which  states 
that  they  had  been  in  the  county  since  the  reign  of  James  I.,  when 
they  probably  were  some  of  the  tenants  introduced  by  the  under- 
takers for  the  plantation  of  Ulster.  Among  the  depositions  of 
survivors  of  the  massacres  of  1641  is  one  of  "  Rickard  Bowrk,  of 
Enniskillen,  in  the  Countie  of  Fermanagh,  Bachelor  in  Divinity,  minist^' 
of  God's  word  "  who,  on  12  July,  1643,  swore  that  during  the  rebelhon 
one  Hugh  Nickson,  a  protestant,  and  his  wife,  had  been  murdered 
at  Kinally  by  some-  of  the  children  of  Phelim  O'Cassidy,  and  others, 
the  said  Phelim  having  then  the  goods  of  the  said  Nickson  put  into 
his  hands  in  trust,  f 

Andrew  Nixon,  Lieutenant  in  Colonel  Henry  Flower's  Regt.,  took 
part  in  the  military  operations  in  Ireland  during  the  Commonwealth. 
On  30  June,  1657,  Derby  Morrm,  of  Brynstown,  Co.  Meath,  filed  a 
bill  in  the  Court  of  Chancery,  against  Dr.  (afterwards  Sir  William)  Petty, 
Col.  Flower,  Morgan,  Nixon,  etc.  He  states  that  he  married  Alson, 
dau.  of  Sir  John  Draycot,  late  of  Margvorton,  Co.  Meath,  and  obtained 
much  property.  "  Shortly  after  the  death  of  the  said  Sir  John  Draycot 
the  late  horrid  Rebellion  broke  forth  in  the  land,  by  reason  whereof 
the  premises  became  waste  and  unprofitable  or  were  possessed  by  the 
rebells  until  they  were  recovered  by  the  forces  of  the  Commonwealth, 
and  afterwards  seized  into  His  Highness  the  Lord  Protector's  hands, 
and  disposed  of  by  his  said  Highness  and  the  Commonwealth  to  Doctor 
William  Petty,  of  the  Citty  of  Dublin,  Esqr.,  Collonell  Henry  fHower, 
Major  Anthony  Morgan,  Lieut.  Andrew  Nixon,  Nathaniell  Hownisley, 
—  Woodward  and  others  whose  names  your  said  suppliant  cannot 

There  were  several  intermarriages  between  the  Nixon  and  Hassard 
families  in  Fermanagh  in  the  17th  century.  Jason  Hassard  of  MuUy- 
mesker.  High  Sheriff  Co.  Fermanagh,  1676,  in  his  will,  dated  21  Oct., 
1690,  proved  25  April,  1692,  mentions  his  nephew  Robert  Nixon,  his 
sister  Margaret  Nixon,|  otherwise  Hassard,  and  Rebecca  Hassard, 
otherwise  Nixon.  Margaret  had  married  Archibald  Nixon,  of  Rossory, 
Co.  Fermanagh,  who  had  d.  intestate,  adraon.  granted  20  Aug.,  1673, 
to  Margaret  Nixon,  als.  Hassard,  the  widow,  James  Auchinleck,  and 

*  Scott's  Border  Antiquities,  see  Genealogical  Magazine,  Vol.  III.,  p.  99. 

t  Cromwellian  depositions,  Library  of  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 

1  Mrs.  Nixon  was  also  sister  of  William  Hassard,  who  had  two  sons.  Capt.  Jason 
Hassard,  of  Skea,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh  169.5,  and  the  Rev.  Robert  Hassard, 
who  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  6  July,  1671,  aged  about  17,  Scholar  1{)73, 
no  record  of  degree,  inducted  Rector  and  Vicar  of  Killeshandra,  Co.  Cavan,  20  Dec, 
1678.     His  successor  inducted  20  July,  1682. 


Samuel  Thomson.  Admon.  of  the  estate  of  Thomas  Nixon,  of  Rossory, 
was  granted  20  Dec,  1679,  to  Janet  Nixon,  otherwise  Armstrong. 
Another  Archibald  Nixon,  of  Co.  Cavan,  also  d.  intestate,  admon. 
granted  to  Henry  Gwyllym,  the  principal  creditor,  11  Feb.,  1702-3. 

Adam  Nixon  wa?  a  soldier  in  Lord  Castlestuart's  Regt.,  29  Oct., 

On  31  Oct.,  1685,  Ferdinando  Davies,  of  Lisgoole,  Co.  Fermanagh,  filed 
a  bill  in  the  Court  of  Chancery  against  Jason  Hassard  and  Isabeil  Nixon. 
The  plaintiff  stated  "  that  Isabeil  Nixon,  widdow,  was  tenant  of  ye  lands 
of  Culkey,  Mullanollough,  Lackagh,  Anagh,  Grangemore,  Grangebegg, 
and  Clonbonagh  in  ye  said  county  by  virtue  of  a  lease  from  the  Earl  and 
Countess  of  Huntingdon  to  one  Adam  Nixon,  dated  11  March,  1661, 
for  21  years."  Isabeil  Nixon,  in  her  answer,  dated  21  April,  1686, 
says  that  her  late  husband,  Adam  Nixon,  "  dyed  in  or  about  the  tenth 
day  of  November,  1669,"  and  that  administration  was  granted  in  tlie 
Const.  Court  of  Clogher  25  Nov.,  1669.  She  was  his  administratrix 
and  entered  into  his  estates.  She  mentions  George  Nixon.  Adam 
probably  died  later  than  the  10th,  for  he  was  buried  at  Enniskillen, 
18  Nov.,  1669.  According  to  the  pedigree  in  Burke's  Landed  Gentry, 
1863,  Adam  Nixon  was  father  of  George,  who  was  the  undoubted 
ancestor  of  the  families  we  now  proceed  to  trace. 

*  Report  of  Historical  MSS.  Comm.  on  the  Marquis  of  Ormonde's  MS8.,  Vol.  II. 
p.  83,  1899. 



Main  Stem. 

A  manuscript  history  of  Fermanagli,  known  as  the  Betham-Phillips 
MS.,  and  written  as  early  as  1718-19,  is  preserved  at  Thirlestaine  House, 
Clieltenliam,  having  been  acquired  by  the  late  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  from 
the  library  of  Sir  William  Betham,  Ulster  King  of  Arms.  It  is  entitled 
"  History  of  the  Co.  Fermanagh,  with  the  antient  families  of  y*^  same, 
written  1718-19.  An  alphabetical  Table  of  y'^  most  Remarkable  Brittish 
families  in  y®  County  of  Fermanagh,  proceeding  according  to  y^  first 
letter  of  each  sirname,  wherein  by  y®  pages  annexed  to  their  names  y" 
description  may  be  found  in  y'^  book  at  y'^  same  page."  The  author 
states  that  he  attended  at  the  Assizes  to  gather  particulars  from  the 
heads  of  the  various  families.  His  account  of  the  Nixons,  as  they  were 
nearly  two  hundred  years  ago,  is  as  follows  : — 

"  The  family  of  Nixon  are  of  Antiquity  in  ye  County  of  ffennanagh 
since  ye  reigne  of  King  James  ye  first  of  England,  and  ye  sons  of  Mr. 
George  Nixon  is  ye  most  remarkable  of  ye  said  family,  being  blesst 
wth  6  sons,  one  of  them  called  Adam  Nixon,  Esqr.*  a  man  of  leamiug 
and  sound  judgm* — he  was  ChancelF  in  ye  Diocese  of  Cloagher  and 
justice  of  peace  m  this  county  dyed  ano  Xri,  1716.  The  next  in  calling 
and  credit  is  Quartermaster  Thomas  Nixon  a  forward  man  of  considerable 
estimation  in  ye  commonwealth  and  free-houlder  in  ye  Barony  of 
Mageristafianagh.  There  is  another  son  called  Mr.  Andrew  Nixon, 
Cleark,  another  son  called  Mr.  James  Nixon,  Gent.,  Attorney  in  his 
Majesty's  Court  of  K.'s  Bench  in  Dublin." 

The  above : — 

GEORGE  NIXON,  of  Granshagh  (Grangemore  ?),  Co.  Fermanagh, 
was  living  in  the  county  in  1662,  the  date  of  birth  of  his  son  Adam, 
(Matriculation  Entry,  T.C.D.).  His  will,  dated  5  Jan.,  1702,  was  proved 
in  the  diocesan  Court  of  Clogher,  25  Feb.,  1702,  witnesses  William  Nixon, 
Alexander  Lang,  Charles  Nixon,  and  William  Nixon.  He  says  he  is 
"  sick  and  weake  of  Body,"  and  desires  to  be  buried  in  Rossory  Church. 
He  leaves  his  cattle,  sheep,  horses,  mares,  and  all  other  goods  and 
substance  and  freehould  lands  and  tenements  to  be  disposed  of  as  his 
sons,  the  Reverend  Adam  Nixon  and  Thomas  Nixon  should  think  fit. 
They,  with  Mr.  Patrick  Enery,  (see  p.  128),  and  D.  Fulledy,  junior,  were 

*  Adam  was  in  Holy  Orders. 


to  be  executors.    He  had,  with  at  least  one  other  son,  five  sons  and  two 
daus.  : — 

I.  JOHN  NIXON,  of  Granshagh,  ancestor  of  the  Nixons  of  MuUagh- 
duff,  see  Chapter  III.,  pp.  48-50. 

II.  ADAM  NIXON  (Rev.),  M.A.  Chancellor  of  Clogher,  ancestor  of 
the  Eccles  Nixon  branch,  see  Chapter  IV.,  pp.  51-65. 

III.  THOMAS  NIXON,  of  Kingstown,  Co.  Fermanagh,  ancestor  of 

the  Nixons  of  Nixon  Hall  and  Nixon  Lodge,  and  the  Swanzy 
and  Enery  families,  see  Chapters  V.,  VI.  and  VII.,  pp.  66-137. 

IV.  ANDREW  NIXON,  (Rev.)  M.A.,  Prebendary  of  Errew,  probably 

father  of  Andrew  Nixon,  of  Cavan,  ancestor  of  the  Brinsley 
Nixon  branch,  see  Chapter  VIIL,  pp.  138-150. 

V.  James  Nixon,  Attorney  at  law.  Court  of  King's  Bench,  Dublin, 
admitted  City  Attorney  4  July,  1711,  (Corporation  Records), 
b.  about  1673,  d.  27  April,  1752,  aged  79  {Faulkner's  Newsletter), 
will  dated  21  April,  1752. 

I.  ANNE  NIXON,  m.  Thomas  Higinbotham,  of  TuUymaglowny, 
Co.  Cavan,  and  had  issue,  for  whom  see  Chapter  IX.,  p.  151. 

II.  Margaret  Nixon,  m.  —  Carr,  and  had  issue,  who  were  legatees, 
but  not  by  name,  of  their  uncle,  James  Nixon. 



Nixon  of  Mullaghduff. 

The  eldest  son  of  George  Nixon,  of  Granshagli : — 

JOHN  NIXON,  of  Granshagli,  m.  Margaret,  dau.  of (she  was 

buried  at  Enniskillen,  14  Dec,  1706)  and  was  buried  there  11  March, 
1707-8,  (will  dated  6  March,  1707-8,  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Clogher 
8  April,  1708,  desires  to  be  buried  in  Enniskillen  Churchyard,  overseers 
his  brothers  Adam  Nixon,  Clerk,  and  Quar"".  M^.  Thomas  Nixon,  of 
Rollinkilroy).     He  had  issue  : — 

I.  Adam  Nixon,  of  Granshagh,  bapt.  at  Enniskillen  17  March,  1692 
was  to  have  the  two  Gransliaghs  under  his  father's  will,  but 
might  prove  to  be  "  stubborn."  This  probably  occurred, 
for  he  went  to  Dublin,  became  a  "  joyner,"  and  d.  aged  about 
25,  will  dated  1  June,  1716,  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Kilmore 
1  April,  1717,  leaving  no  lawful  issue. 
II.  James  Nixon,  bapt.  29  June,  1694,  probably  d.  young. 

III.  George  Nixon,  bapt.  16  Nov.,  1696,  liviag  1708. 

IV.  WILLIAM,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Grisell  Nixon,  bapt.,  18  April,  1685. 

II.  Isabel  Nixon,  bapt.  10  June,  1695,  living  1752,  when  she  was  a 
legatee  of  her  uncle  James  Nixon. 

III.  Elizabeth  Nixon,  bapt.  1  Dec,  1697. 

IV.  Jane  Nixon,  living  1752. 

V.  Anne  Nixon,  living  1752.  '- 

The  youngest  son  was  : — 

WILLIAM  NIXON,  of  Mullaghduff,  Newtownbutler,  Co.  Fermanagh, 
a  legatee  of  his  father  in  1708,  and  of  his  uncle,  James  Nixon  in  1752. 
Early  in  life  he  and  Jason  Hassard,  a  member  of  an  allied  family  (see 
note)  went  from  Fermanagh  to  Dublin  and  embarked  in  business  there. 
They    married    into  the    same    family.*       William  Nixon  m.  at    St. 

*  Peter  Ward,  of  Dublin,  merchant,  made  his  will  30  May,  1722.  It  was  proved 
same  year.  He  had  one  son  and  two  daus.,  viz.,  I.  Charles  Ward.  I.  Ruth  Ward. 
m.  Nathaniel  Rothery,  and  had — 1.  William  Rothery.     2.  John  Rothery,  d.  unm. 

1.  Ruth  Rothery,  m.  Thomas  Scott;  2.  Mary  Rothery,  m.  Samuel  Powell;  3. 
Elizabeth  Rothery,  m.  Jolm  Orpin  ;  4.  Anne  Rothery,  m.  1733,  William  Nixon. 
II.   Sarah  Ward,  m.   Enoch  Mason,   of  Dublin,  and  had: — 1.  Thomas  Mason; 

2.  Enoch  Mason;  3.  Joseph  Mason,  h.  after  1722;  1.  Sarah  Mason,  m.  William 
McKenzie,  and  d.  before  1735  ;  2.  Mary  Mason,  m.  1st,  settlements,  10  March,  1731, 
Jason  Hassard,  of  Mount  Hassard,  Co.  Fermanagh,  and  of  Dublin,  elder  son  of 
Capt.  Robert  Hassard  of  Mount  Hassard,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1719. 
He    d.  3  June,  1745,  and  she  m.  2nd  Pegwell  Burro wes,  and  3rd Watson ; 

3.  Ruth  Mason  ;  4.  Charlotte  Mason  ;  5.  Anna  Mason,  (Chancery  Bill,  27  Aug., 
1735,  Rothery  v.  Mason  and  others).  The  Wards  were  a  mercantile  family  in 


Werburgh's,  Dublin,  16  March,  1733,  Anne,  youngest  dau.  of 
Nathaniel  Rothery,  of  Dublin,  by  Ruth,  elder  dau.  of  Peter  Ward,  of 
Dublin.  Eventually  he  returned  to  Mullaghduff,  and  d.  at  an  advanced 
age,  will  dated  3  July,  1783,  proved  20  Dec,  1788,  appointing  as  his 
executors  Colonel  (afterwards  Major-General  Sir)  Eccles  Nixon, 
Alexander  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall,  and  Humphrey  Nixon,  of  Nixon 
Lodge.  He  had  issue  : — 
I.  WILLIAM,  his  heir. 

I.  Frances  Nixon,,  m.  31  July,  1773*  Capt.  James  Nixon,  25th 
Regt.  (Lieut.  23  Nov.,  1768)  of  Loughmuck,  Co.  Tyrone,  and 
by  him  who  d.  before  3  July,  1783,  (admon.  bond  8  July,  1783) 
had  issue  : — 

1.  George  Nixon.     , 

2.  James  Nixon. 

1.  Mary  Nixon. 

2.  Anne  Nixon. 

II.  Martha  Nixon,  m.  1774,  Henry  Bulteel. 

III.  Anne  Nixon,  m,  —  Pierce. 

IV.  Isabella  Nixon,  m. Hamilton. 

The  son  : — 

WILLIAM  NIXON,  of  Mullaghduff  m.  Feb.,  1792,  Jane  Monaghan, 
and  d.  1806,  codicil  to  will  dated  23  May,  provec^  19  July,  leaving  issue 

I.  JANE,  of  whom  immediately. 
II.  Anne  Nixon. 
The  elder  dau.  : — 

JANE  NIXON,  m.  at  Monaghan,  20  Dec,  1812,  George  Marshall 
Knipe,  of  Erne  Hill,  Belturbet,  Co.  Cavan,  J. P.,  High  Sherifi  Co. 
Cavan,  1831,  Capt.  Belturbet  Infantry,  17  May,  1816,  and  by  him, 
who  d.  22  Feb.,  1859,  had  issue  :— f 

I.  George  Marshall  Knipe,   Major  89th  Regt.   and  Adj.   Carlow 
Rifles,  bapt.  at  Belturbet,  12  Sept.,  1819,  m.  1847  Jessie  Maria, 
dau.  of  Simon  Howard,  of  Carlisle,  and  d.  3  Jan.,  1876. 
II.  William  Nixon  Knipe,  bapt.  22  Aug.,  1820,  buried  13    Sept., 

III.  William  Sneyd  Knipe,  buried  6  May,  1835,  aged  10. 

IV.  Robert  Henry  Knipe,  bapt.  17  Dec,  1827. 

V.  Samuel  Nixon  Knipe,  Solicitor,  m.  7  Nov.,  1853,  Hannah  Maria, 
widow  of  Edward  O'Rourke,  of  Belfast,  and  d.  at  Belturbet, 
21  Feb.,  1878. 

*  London  Magazine. 

t  This  account  of  the  family  of  G.  M.  Knipe  is  very  incomplete,  as  it  has  been 
found  impossible  to  trace  the  living  descendants,  if  any. 



VI.  Francis  Melvill  White  Knipe,  bapt.,  20  Aug.,  1832. 

VII.  Elliott  Augustus  Knipe  (Rev.)  Vicar  of  Laister  Dyke,  Yorkshire, 

B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1859,  also  bapt.  20  Aug.,  1832,  m.  9  Nov.,  1871, 
Marianne,  dau.  of  Colonel  Charles  Pratt,  11th  Regt.  (by 
Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Sir  Abraham  Bradley  King,  Bart.),  son  of 
General  John  Pratt,  Royal  Irish  Artillery,  *  by  Elizabeth 
Preston,  dau.  of  General  Charles  Vallancey,  R.E.  Mr.  Knipe 
d.  1  Sept.,  1878,  and  his  widow  d.  16  Sept.,  1889. 

VIII.  Thomas  Frederick  Knipe,  of  Belturbet,  J.P.,  Co.  Cavan,  bapt., 

10  Jan.,  1836. 
IX.  John  Copeland  Knipe,  Surgeon  Major  Army  Medical  Staff,  m. 
8  Oct.,  1867,  Catherine,  eldest  dau.  of  Capt.  Hunter  Hailes, 
10th  Bengal  Cavalry. 
I.  Jane  Knipe,  m.  at  St.  George's,  Dublin,  17  July,  1834,  Francis 

Blake  Knox,  late  5th  Dragoon  Guards. 
II.  Catherine  Knipe,  d.  July,  1830,  in  her  16th  year. 

III.  Elizabeth  Augusta  Knipe,  m.  1st,  1837,  WilHam  Henry  Moore, 

and  2nd,  10  May,  1864,  James  Smyth-King,  Barrister-at-law, 
son  of  Hulton  Smyth-King,  of  Borris  Castle,  Queen's  Co., 
brother  of  Sir  Abraham  Bradley  King,  Bart.,  of  Corrard, 
Co.  Fermanagh,  She  d.  29  Sept.,  1877.  Her  husband  d. 
23  Aug.,  1867. 

IV.  Eleanor  Knipe,  d.  24  June,  1885. 

V.  Rosamond  Knipe,  buried  26  Dec,  1834. 

VI.  Isabella  Olivia  Knipe,  m.  Theophilus  Thompson,  J.P.,  of  Ford 
Lodge,  Co.  Cavan. 

*  General  Pratt  was  son  of  Robert  Pratt,  of  Castlemartyr,  Co.  Cork,  who  was 
son  of  James  Pratt,  of  Carricknashinny,  Co.  Cork,  by  Alice,  daughter  of  Simon 
Green,  of  Youghal,  same  Co   Bailiff  of  Yoiighal,  1696  ;  see  also  p.  111. 


Iroin  II  Miiiiitturt  in  ijos'ie^niiiii  vj  Mhs  Lucy  rrksllnj,  Dubliit 

MAJOR    JOHN    NIXON,    17th   Regt. 

(Soil  ol'  Sir  Eccles  Nixon). 
From  (I  2li/iial'Jic  in  iioixestihn  of  Miss  Lacij  I'ricslli ;/,  Vd'li/i. 

To  face  i><i\ic  51. 


The  Eccles  Nixon  Branch. 

The  second  son  of  George  Nixon,  of  Granshagh,  (p.  46),  was  :— 

THE  REV.  ADAM  NIXON,  M.A.,  of  Drumcrow,  Co.  Fermanagh, 
J.P.,  Vicar-General  of  Clogher,*  and  Chancellor  of  the  diocese.f  Rector 
of  Aghalurcher,  diocese  of  Clogher,  15  Sept.,  1690,  h.  1662,  educated 
by  Thomas  Dunbar,f  entered  Trinity  Col'ege,  Dublin  5  July,  1679, 
aged  17,  Scholar  1682,  B.A.,  1683,  M.A.,  1686,  ordained  priest  in  St. 
Patrick's  Cathedral,  Dubhn,  on  Sunday,  20  Feb.,  1686,  by  Francis 
Marsh,  Archbishop  of  Dublin,  licenced  as  Curate  of  Clonturk,  otherwise 
Drumcondragh,  25  June,  1687,  on  presentation  of  John  Coghill,  licenced 
as  Curate  of  St.  Werburgh's,  Dublin,  15  Sept.,  1688,  on  nomination  of 
William  King,  afterwards  Archbishop.§  The  author  of  the  manuscript 
history  of  Fermanagh  (see  p.  46),  describes  him  as  "  a  man  of  learning 
and  sound  judgment — he  was  Chancellor  in  ye  Diocese  of  Cloagher  and 
justice  of  ye  peace  in  this  county."  His  name  appears  with  a  list  of 
others  appointed  to  the  office  of  J.P.,  Co.  Fermanagh,  dated  7  Dec, 
1714  (warrants  in  Public  Record  Office).  He  bought  the  interest  in  the 
lands  of  Drumcrow  (''all  the  quarter  of  lands  of  Lislost,  called  Lislosht, 
Slushill,  Drumcrow  and  Edenscochan ")  from  Patrick  Dtinkin.  of 
Cashellstown,  Co.  Louth,  Gent.,  by  deeds,  dated  8  and  9  Feb.,  1709,!| 
but  he  had  been  living  at  Drumcrow  before  this,  as  his  son  Eccles  was 
h.  there  in  1696,  (  matriculation  entries.  Trinity  College).  The  Rev. 
Adam  Nixon  m.  before  1696  Mary,1[  eldest  dau.  of  Daniel  Eccles,  of 
Shannock,  Co.  Fermanagh,  High  Sheriff  of  that  Co.,  1675,  (by  Sarah, 

*  Signature  as  such  to  marriage  licence  bond,  diocese  of  Clogher,  30  Dec,  1713 
between  Robert  Somervell  and  Alice  Hassard. 

t  Betham-Phillips  MS.,  and  Chancery  Bill,  17  July,  1708,  Gilbert  Eccles  v 
Joseph  Eccles,  Adam  Nixon,  and  others. 

X  Mr.  Dunbar  also  educated  the  Rev.  Robert  Hassard,  see  note,  p.  44. 

§  Information  from  the  late  Rev.  W.  Reynell,  B.D.  Hughes'  Histwy  of  St. 
Werbun/h's,  p.  76,  says  that  Adam  Nixon  became  Archdeacon  of  Clogher  in  1706, 
probably  an  error  for  Chancellor.  There  is  a  tradition  that  a  member  of  the  family 
was  private  chaplain  to  William  III.,  No  proof  seems  to  be  forthcoming  of  this,  but 
Adam  Nixon  appears  to  have  been  officiating  in  Co.  Louth  just  after  the  battle  of 
the  Bojme.  The  diary  of  Colonel  Thomas  Bellingham,  of  Castlebellingham,  for 
the  year  1690,  belongs  to  the  present  Sir  Henry  Bellingham,  and  has  been  published 
in  the  County  Louth  Archaeological  Journal  for  July,  1905,  pp.  48-60.  He  describes 
the  battle  on  July  1st,  and  on  the  27th  he  writes  "  Very  hott,  Mr.  Nixon  gave  us 
a  very  good  sermon."  Nixon  seems  thus  to  have  been  in  the  neighbourhood  about  the 
time  of  the  battle,  and  may  have  acted  as  chaplain  to  the  king. 

II  Deed.  No.  1823,  Registry  of  Deeds,  King's  Inns,  Dublin. 

^  Exchequer  Bill,  20  Jan.,  1703,  Michael  Law  and  Sarah,  otherwise  Eccles  his  wife, 
and  Ann  Eccles  v.  Gilbert  Eccles,  Nehem.  Donnellan,  Joseph  Eccles,  Adam  Nixon, 
Mary  his  wife,  Hester  Eccles  and  Jane  Eccles. 

D  2 


dau.  of  William  Moore,  of  TuUyvin,  Co.  Cavan),  son  of  Gilbert  Eccles, 
of  Shannock,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1665  and  Co.  Tyrone,  1673.* 
He  d.  intestate,  administration  of  his  estate  granted  8  March,  1716-7, 
to  Mary  Nixon,  the  widow,  Daniel  Eccles,  of  Fintona,  and  Hugh 
Willoughby,  of  Carrow.  The  Rev.  Thos.  Bindon,  M.A.,  was  instituted 
R.V.  Aghalurcher,  10  April,  1717,  in  the  room  of  Adam  Nixon,  dec, 
on  presentation  of  Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin.  [Chxjher  Institutions,  MSS.  of 
late  Rev.  W.  Reynell).  Nixon  is  omitted  from  the  list  of  Rectors  of 
Aghalurcher  in  the  T.C.D.  Calendar  for  1873,  p.  297.  By  Mary  Eccles, 
his  wife,  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon  had  at  least  f  three  sons  :— 
I.  ECCLES,  of  whom  immediately. 
II.  Daniel  Nixon,  apprenticed  to   David  King,  Goldsmith,  Dublin^ 

1715,  + 
III.  James   Nixon,   of  Cummeny,   Cappagh,   Co.   Tyrone,  a  mmor, 
12  July,  1728,§  of  age  15  Oct.,  1733,  when  he  assigned  £220 
to  Eccles  Nixon,  Clk.,  of  same.]|      James  Nixon,  of  Gammy 
(Cummtny  '{)  Co.  Tyrone,  had  a  2nd  dau  : — 

Anne  Nixon,  m.  settlements  17  Jan.,  1760,  John  Rogers, 
of  Omagh,  son  of  William  Rogers,  of  Drum,  Co. 
Tyrone.  ^ 

The  eldest  son  : — 

THE  REV.  ECCLES  NIXON,  M.A.,  of  Drumcrow,  6.  there  about  1696, 
entered  Trmity  College,  Dublin,  17  March,  1713-4,  aged  17,  Scholar,  1716, 
B.A.,  1718,  M.A.,  1721,  m.  at  St.  Michan's,  Dublin,  25  April,  1719, 
Mary  Conry,  "  a  papist  convert."  With  Mary  his  wife  he  took  part  in  a 
renewal  fine  in  the  lands  of  Drumcrow,  19  Jan.,  1724.  In  1728  he  was 
living  at  Laran,  Co.  Antrim,  and  was  apparently  not  yet  ordained. 
He  was  still  alive  in  1752.  when  he  was  mentioned  in  the  will  of  his  uncle, 
James  Nixon,  as  "  the  Reverend  Mr.  Eccles  Nixon,  Clerk,  my  late 
brother  Adam  Nixon's  eldest  son."  An  Eccles  Nixon  was  buried  at 
St.  Andrew's,  Dublin,  14  Dec,  1765,  but  this  may  have  been  his  grand- 
son, Eccles  (son  of  .Joseph  and  Anne)  bapt.  there  19  June,  1763.     The 

*  Ancestor,  through  another  son,  of  the  family  of  Eccles,  of  Ecclesville,  Co. 

t  There  was  apparently  another  son,  Gilbert,  for  Mrs.  Adam  Nixon's  eldest 
brother,  Gilbert  Kccles,  of  Hhannock,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1696  and  1698, 
in  his  will,  (codicil  dated  9  March,  1718,  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Clogher,  8  April, 
1719)  mentioned  his  godson,  Gilbert  Nixon,  to  whom  he  left  a   "  sorrell  filly." 

X  List  of  ajyprenticcs  to  the  Guldsmdths'  Compuny,  ed.  by  H.  F.  Berry,  1902. 

§  Admon.  bond  late  Adam  Nixon,  of  Drumcrow,  12  July.  1728,  "We  Eccles 
Nixon,  of  Laran,  Co.  Antrim,  Adam  Nixon,  of  Clownish,  Co.  Monaghan,  cler. 
(see  p.  66),  Edward  Leonard,  etc.  The  condition  of  the  within  Obligation  is  that 
the  within  mentioned  Eccles  Nixon,  natural  and  lawful  Brother  of  James  Nixon, 
minor,  and  Adam  Nixon,  kinsman,  Guardians  or  trustees  of  said  minor,  James 
Nixon,  son  of  the  late  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  of  Drumcrow,"  etc. 

II  Deed.  No.  54.503,  Registry  of  Deeds. 

^  Deed.  No.  139614,  Registry  of  Deeds. 


Rev.  Eccles  Nixon  had  at  least*  three  sons  (for  Sir  Eccles  Nixon, 
in  a  memorial  to  the  East  India  Company  Directors,  stated  that  his 
brother  fell  in  Colonel  Baillie's  defeat  in  India  in  1780),  and  also  more 
than  one  daughter  (for  Sir  Eccles  in  a  letter  dated  1768,  ijuoted  later, 
mentioned  his  sisters  who  had  not  made  good  marriages).  Two  of  the 
sons  were  : — 

I.  JOSEPH,  of  whom  later,  p.  (il. 

II.  ECCLES,  of  whom  immediately. 

One  of  the  jonngev  son?  of  the  Rev.  Eccles  Nixon  was  : — 

SIR  ECCLES  NIXON,  Knt.  (1799),  Major-General  Madras  Army, 
H.E.I.C.S.  and  Colonel  of  the  1st  Madras  Native  Infantry,  who  was 
b.  about  1736-7,  for  he  was  31  at  the  date  of  the  letter  of  1768,  quoted, 
below.  He  became  Lieut.  35th  Regt.,  31  June,  1758,  reduced  1763. 
Capt.  H.E.I.C.S.  4  July,  1764,  Major  21  Feb.,  1774,  Lieut.-CoL,  30  Dec, 
1775,  Colonel  29  May,  1783,  Maior-General  20  Dec,  1793,  and  received 
the  honour  of  knighthood  at  St.  James's  Palace,  3  Dec,  1799.  He 
wrote  an  interesting  account  of  his  experiences  in  the  war  with  Hyder 
Ali  of  Mysore,  1764-71,  which  has  been  printed,  from  the  original 
manuscript,  by  his  grandson,  the  late  Major-General  John  Pigott 
Nixon.  "  After  an  agreeable  passage,"  he  says,  "  of  five  months  and 
12  days  and  landing  at  Fort  St.  George  on  the  Coast  of  Coromandel 
on  the  2nd  day  of  July,  1764,  I  was  soon  ordered  to  join  the  Army  then 
employed  in  the  siege  of  Madura.  ...  On  the  22nd  day  of  December, 
1768,  I  march(ed)  from  Erode  at  daylight.  .  .  .  We  were  cannonaded 
from  ten  guns  well  served  and  levelled.  Then  charged  by  two  columns 
of  Infantry  led  on  by  fat  Generals  movmted  on  elephant?.  They  were 
twice  repulsed,  but  in  vain.  Fresh  troops  and  fresh  charges  made 
all  resistance  fruitlefs.  My  party  of  four  hundred  was  cut  in  pieces, 
one  Lieutenart  killed,  two    Captains  wounded  and  taken.       Of  the 

*  George  Lennox  Nixon,  4th  Native  Infantry  Vet.  Batt.,  who  d.  1822  (will  dated 
3  May,  proved  2  Aug.)  left  his  "  friend  and  relation,"  Capt.  Joseph  Nixon,  1st  Regt. 
N.  I.  (son  of  Sir  Eccles)  as  executor  and  trustee  for  his  only  son  WiUiam,  a  minor. 
This  was  probably  the  WiUiam  Nixon,  who  settled  in  America,  and  whose  numerous 
letters  to  the  widow  of  Capt.  George  Eccles  Nixon  (p.  62),  are  still  preserved.  The 
Freeman'' s  Journal  announces  the  marriage,  on  6  April,  1847,  at  Cincinnati.  U.S.A., 
of  James  R.  Smith  to  Elizabeth  Adela,  dau.  of  William  Nixon,  Esq.,  formerly  of 
Gloucester  Street,  Dublin.  It  is  quite  possible  that  the  brother  of  Sii-  Eccles 
Nixon,  who  fell  in  Colonel  BailUe's  defeat  by  Hyder  Ali,  10  Sept.,  1780,  was 
Capt.  James  Nixon,  25th  Regt.,  who  m.  1773,  Frances  Nixon,  of  MuUaduff  (see  p.  49), 
and  who  rf.,  admon.  not  granted  till  10  July,  1783,  leaving  four  children,  George, 
James,  Mary,  and  Anne.  If  this  be  so,  the  son  George  may  have  been  Capt. 
George  Lennox  Nixon,  mentioned  above,  and  one  of  the  daughters  may  have  been 
wife  of  Capt.  James  Macartney,  18th  Hussars,  whose  sons  were  nephews  or  great 
nephews,  of  Sir  Eccles  Nixon,  see  p.  60.  In  a  letter  from  George  Eccles  Nixon, 
25th  Regt.  (p.  62),  to  his  father  Joseph  Nixon,  dated  Plymouth  Soimd,  2  Aug., 
1795,  he  mentions  his  cousin  Lennox,  in  the  same  Regt.,  and  in  a  later  letter, 
"  On  board  the  Success  Transport,  Downs,  Aug.  12,  1799,"  he  says  :  "  Lennox  is 
still  in  London.  I  heard  from  him  a  day  or  two  ago,  in  the  same  situation.  My 
Uncle  Eccles,  Colonel  Alcock,  and  their  friends  have  made  every  intercession  for 
him  ;  'tis  not  as  yet  finished.  I  wish  he  may  be  reinstated  in  his  former  situation, 
but  fear  it  will  never  take  place." 


Europeans  thirteen  remained,  and  of  the  Sepoys,  I  could  get    account 
of  only  sixty-nine.     Being  brought  before  Hyder  he  enquired  my  name 
and  rank.      When  he  was  satisfy'd  on  this  head,  and  perceiving  I  grew 
weak  with  loss  of  blood,  having  two  wounds  running  plentifully,  he 
ordered  me  into  a  dooly  (a  country  conveyance)  where  I  was  placed  on 
a  spade,  pickaxe  and  bill-hook,    without  any  covering  from  the  sun, 
was  carry'd  through  the   insults  of  his  army,  the  consequence  of  that 
pride  generally  felt  by  pusillanimous  victors."     He  was  kept  a  prisoner 
till  the  peace,  in  May,  1769.       Shortly  before  his  captivity,  he  wrote  as 
follows  to  his  brother  and  sister-in-law  (Joseph  and  Anne  Nixon)  from 
"  Trichinopoly,  13  Sep^.,  1768.  Dear  Sister,  1  shou'd  be  guilty  of  a 
violence  to  myself  were  I  to  neglect  offering  my  respects  to  one  who 
has  so  large  a  share  of  my  affections  ...  1  wish  you  all    Joy    and 
Happiness  in  your  liittle  Children.    God  Grant  the  Girls  may  marry 
with  more  prudence  than  my  sisters  have.     The  Family  of  the  Nixons, 
I  find  is  like  to  be  of  some  Duration  which  pleases  me  greatly,  as    I 
apprehend  no  hope  or  expectations  of  that  kird  ought  to  be  placed 
in  me.    I  am  now  31  years  and  think  less  of  a  wife  than  formerly  .  .  . 
in  me,  therefore,  the  family  might  be  extinct  .  .  .  Our  people  here  are 
Involved  in  a  tedious  war,  old  Hyder  long  life  to  him  is  not  conquered 
yet  tho'  we  have  been  at  him  Pell-Mell  above  14  months,  Beat  him 
4  times  out  of  the  field  and  taken  above  50  Forts.     Another  battle  is  on 
the  Anvil,  the  English  troops  within  16  miles  of  him  strongly  Incamped 
under  the  walls  of  Bangalore.      I  am,  my  Dr.  Joseph  with  love   and 
esteem  Yrs.  Eccles  Nixon."     On  8  Sept.,  1781,  Colonel  Nixon  attacked 
and  took  the  Fort  at  Manargudi,  and  the  Fort  at  Mahadavypatam 
on  the  16th,  also  Nagore  in  October.     {History  oj  the  Madras  Army). 
He  commanded  the  EngUsh  force  in  the  south  in  1782,  and  gained  a 
victory  over  the  enemy  on  the  Coleroon  near  Combaconum  on  the  1st 
July  in  that  year.      He  also  commanded  the  garrison  of  Trichinopoly. 
Though  most  of  his  career  was  spent  in  India,  he  did  not  cease  com- 
munication with  his  relations  in  Fermanagh,  for  in  1783  William  Nixon, 
of  Mullaghduff  (see  p.  49),  appointed  as  executors  to  his  will.  Colonel 
Eccles  Nixon,  Alexander  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall,  and  Humphrey  Nixon, 
of  Nixon  Lodge.     Major-General  Sir  Eccles  Nixon  m.  before  1775  Anne 
Philadelphia,  dau.  of  Dr.  Braham,  of  Suffolk.      Lady    Nixon    d.  at 
Cheltenham,  24  July,  1803,  and  Sir  Eccles  was  lost  at  sea,  in  the  Prince 
of  Wales,  29  May,  1804,  (will  dated  12  March,  1804,  proved  19    Feb. 
1806)  having  had  three  sons  and  four  daus.  : — 

I.  George  Nixon,  Capt.  5th  Dragoons,  b.  18  Aprils  1776,  d.    unm. 

22  Dec,  1796. 
II.  JOHN,  of  whom  presently. 

III.  Joseph  Nixon,  Lieut. -Colonel  Madras  Army,  b.  30  Aug.,  1785, 
m.  Annette,  dau.  of  Edward  Campbell,  and  niece  of  Sir  Robert 
Campbell,  Bart.,  and  d.  s.  p.,  on  his  passage  from  Rangoon, 


10  April,  1826.  Mrs.  Nixon  m.  2nd,  18  Nov.,  1830,  William 
Henry  Chichele  Plowden,  of  Ewhurst  Park,  Hants.,  J.P.,  D.L., 
F.R.S.,  M.P.  for  Newport,  and  by  him,  who  d.  1880,  was 
mother  of  Sir  William  Chichele  Plowden,  K.C.S.I.,  M.P. 
for  Wolverhampton. 

1.  Anne  Nixon,  b.  24  April,  1775,  ni.  John  Kenworthey,  Madras 

Civil  Service,  Second  Member  of  the  Board  of  Trade,  and  by 

him.  who  d.  at  Fort  St.  George,  24  July,  1812,  had  at  her  death, 

12  July,  1864,  in  her  90th  year,  an  only  child  : — 

Anne  Kenworthey,  m.  5  Oct.,  1814,  Major  Edward  Jonathan 

Priestley,    K.H.,  25th   Regt.,  Deputy   Inspector-General 

of  Constabulary  in  Ireland,  third  son  of  Thomas  Priestley, 

of  Spring  Hall,  Yorkshire,  and  by  him,  who  d.  4  Dec, 

1858,  had  at  her  death,  15  July,  1870,  four  sons  and  six 

daus.  ! — 

(1.)  Edward    Ramsden    Priestley,  Colonel    42nd    High- 
landers (The  Black  Watch),  served  in  the  Indian 
Mutiny    (medal),  b.  Dec,   1817,  m.  6  Sept.,   1852, 
Arabella    Emma,    dau.  of    Capt.  Henry  Hill,  57th 
Regt.,  and  niece  of  Sir  J,  Hill,  and  d.  25  March,  1868, 
having  had  by  her,  who  d.  16  July,  1894,  five  daus.  : — 
i.  Edith  Priestley,  d.  Nov.,  1855. 
ii.  Eva  Priestley, 
iii.  Emma  Priestley. 

iv.  Ella  Priestley,  m.  8  March,  1884,  James  William 
Bond,  M.D.,  and  had  issue  : — 

1.  Francis  Edward  Bond,  b.  14  June,  1886. 

2.  William  Schuyler  Studdert  Bond,  b.  19  Oct., 

3.  Alexander  Beckett  Bond,  b.  16  Jan.,  1891. 

4.  Edward    Ramsden  Priestley   Bond,  b.    11 
May,  1895. 

1.  Dorothy  Bond. 

2.  Margaret  Agatha  Edith  Bond. 

3.  Mary  Frances  Bond, 
v.    Esther  Priestley. 

(2.)  Frederick  John  Blakiston  Priestley,  General  Madras 
Staff  Corps,  Supt.  Revenue  Survey,  Madras,  b.  29 
Aug.,  1819,  m.  6  April,  1852,  Amelia,  only  dau.  of 
Capt.  John  Miller,  25th  Regt.,  J.P.,  Co.  Clare,  and 
d.  17  Jan.,  1894,  having  had  five  sons  and  two 
daus.  : — 

i.  Edward    John    Kenworthey    Priestley,    Colonel 
(brevet)   and   Lieut. -Colonel   Royal   Garrison 


Artillery,  retired,  served  in  the  South  African 
War,  1899-1902  (Queen's  medal  with  clasp, 
King's  medal  with  two  clasps),  b.  18  May, 
1853,  m.  7  April,  1888,  Clara  EUza,  dau.  of 
Gervaise  Le  Gros,  Viscount  of  the  Island  of 
Jersey,  and  has  issue  : — 
1.  Frederick  Gervaise  Priestley,  b.  15  Sept., 

1.  Mary  Louisa  Priestley. 

2.  Muriel  Amy  Priestley. 

ii.  Frederick  Joseph  Blakiston  Priestley,  Lieut.- 
Colonel  Indian  Army  (4th  Bengal  Cavalry), 
retired,  b.  18  April,  1858,  m.  23  Nov.,  1905, 
Violet  Maud,  youngest  dau.  of  William  Harvey 
O'Grady,  J.P.,  of  Karatiroe  Estate, Batticaloa, 

iii.  Henry  Wood  Priestley,  Major  (brevet)  Indian 
Staff  Corps,  served  in  the  Manipur  Field  Force, 
India,  (medal  with  clasp),  N.  E.  Frontier, 
1891,  b.  28  July,  1860,  d.  unm.  5  May,  1899. 

iv.  George  William  Priestley,  Major  Indian  Army 
(2nd  in  command  99th  Deccan  Inf.),  b.  26 
Dec,  1862. 

v.  Charles   Eccles   Nixon  Priestley,  Major  Indian 
Army  (82nd  Punjabis)  b.  24  April,  1867,  m. 
30  July,  1898,  Mary  Agnes,  dau,   of  R.  Bruce 
Foote,  Supt.  Geological  Survey  of  India, 
i.  Amy  Lucy  Priestley. 

ii.  Caroline  Annie  Priestley,  m.  19  Feb.,  1898,  Major 
James  Alban  Wilson,  Indian  Army,  8th 
Gurkha  Rifles. 

(3.)  Arthur  Gore  Priestley,  Major  Bengal  Staff  Corps,  6. 

March,1828,  m.  Emma,  dau.  of  General  Righy,  Bengal 

Staff   Corps,  and  d.  17   Oct.,  1868,  having  had  by 

her,  who  d.  18  July,  1880,  issue  : — 

i.  Arthur  Righy  Priestley,  b.  Dec,  1858,  m.  31  Oct., 

1905,  Beatrice,  dau.  of  R.  M'Harg. 
).  Florence    Caroline    Priestley,    m.    Jan.,    1883, 

Robert  Roland  Murray. 
ii.  Isabel   Emma     Priestley,   m.    Oct.,  1897,    Bart. 

iii.  Bertha  Clara  Priestley. 

(4.)  Horatio  Priestley,  Major  32nd   Duke  of    Cornwall's 
Light  Infantry,  served  in  the  Indian  Mutiny  (medal). 


b.  March,  1830,  m.  22  May,  1857,  Charlotte  Cherry, 
youngest  dau.  of  F.  N,  Balmain,  of  Hockcliffe  Lodge, 
Bedfordshire,  and  had  : — 
i.  Henry  Horace  Priestley,  d.  an  infant  1863. 
i.  Blanche  Ethel  Priestley,  d.  14  March,  1863. 
ii.  Aimee  Charlotte  Louisa  Priestley, 
iii.  Ada  Balmain  Priestley, 
iv.  Gertrude  Helen  Pricvstley. 

(1.)  Mary  Anne  Priestley,  d.  10  Nov.,  1823. 

(2.)  Georgina  Emma  Priestley,  d.  July,  1831. 

(3.)  Carolin'^  Amelia  Priestley,  m.  8  Oct.,  1861,  the  Rev. 
George  btuddert,  M.A.,  Rector  of  Ardee,  Co.  Louth, 
son  of  George  Studdert,  by  Letitia,  dau.  of  the 
Very  Rev.  Stewart  Blacker,  of  Carrick- Blacker,  Co. 
Armagh,  Dean  of  Leighlin.  Mrs.  Studdert  d.  19 
March,  1897,  and  her  husband  d.  U  April,  1897, 
having  had  one  child,  who  d.  young. 

(4.)  Helen  Elizabeth  Priestley,  d.  at  sea,  Jan.,  1827. 

(5.)  Anne  Philadelphia  Priestley,  d.  17  May,  1846. 

(6.)  Augusta  Lucy  Priestley. 

II.  Elizabeth  Nixon,  b.  17  Dec,  1778,  m.  1st,  Lieut.-Colonel  Burton 
Gage  Barbut,  Deputy- Quarter-Master-General  to  the  Forces  in 
India,  who  d.  21  May,  1803,  and  2nd,  1  Oct.,  1808,  W. 
Macpherson,  12th  Regt. 

III.  Mary  Nixon,  b.  15  Jan.,  1780,  m.  Capt.  Thomas  Wood,  Madras 

Engineers,  younger  brother  of  Sir  Mark  Wood,  Bart.,  of 
Gatton  Park,  Surrey,  of  Admiral  Sir  James  Atholl  Wood, 
Knt.,  C.B.,  and  of  Major-General  Sir  George  Wood,  K.C.B. 
Mrs.  Wood  had,  with  other  children  who  d.  s.  p.,  an  only 
surviving  dau  : — 

Anne  Elizabeth  Wood,  m.  at  Berne,  23  Sept.,  1829,  the  Rev. 
Horatio  Montagu,  M.A.,  son  of  Montagu  Montagu,  of 
Little  Bookham,  Surrey,  by  Anne  Catherine,  eldest  dau. 
of  the  Hon.  Henry  Hobart,  M.P.  for  Norwich,  3rd  son  of 
John,  1st  Earl  of  Buckinghamshire.  She  d.  at  Paris, 
23  June,  1830,  and  her  husband  m.  2nd,  his  first  wife's 
cousin,  Frances  Mary,  elder  dau.  of  Major-General  Sir 
George  Wood,  K.C.B.,  of  Ottershaw  Park,  Surrey,  by 
whom  he  had  a  son,  Horace  Montagu,  Colonel  8th 
Hussars,    b.    19   April,  1835. 

IV.  Helen  Philadelphia  Nixon,  b.  16  Dec,  1789,  m.  31  Dec,  1807, 

Major  James  Grant,  17th  Light  Dragoons,  H.E.I.C.S.,  and 
d.  at  Fort  William,  Bengal,  9  Sept.,  1808,  in  her  19th  year. 
Major  Grant  d.  at  Ellichpore,  14  Dec,  1819. 


The  second  son  of  Major-General  Sir  Eccles  Nixon  : — 

JOHN  NIXON,  Major  17th  Regt.,  was  b.  25  June,  1777,  and  became 
Comet  20th  Dragoons  14  Feb.,  1800,  Lieut.  18  Feb.,  1802,  Lieut.,  12th 
Dragoons,  12  June,  1805,  Capt.  5th  Garrison  Battalion,  28  Nov.,  1806, 
Capt.,  6th  Regt.,  16  April,  1807,  Capt.  17th  Regt.  30  June,  1812, 
brevet  Major  12  Aug.  1819,  served  in  Spain  and  Portugal,  and  was 
A.D.C.  to  Major-Gen.  Sir  Miles  Nightingall  in  1811.  He  m.  in  Java, 
1815,  Eliza  Mary  Anne,  dau.  of  Capt.  Emerson,  72nd  Regt.,  and  niece 
of  the  Right  Rev.  William Bennet,  D.D., Bishop  of  Cloyne.  Major  Nixon 
d.  at  Madras,  and  his  wife  d.  21  Nov.,  1878.  His  portrait  faces  p.  51. 
By  his  wife,  who  was  a  descendant  of  the  Butlers,  Earls  of  Ormond,* 
he  had  three  children  : — 

I.  JOHN  PIGOTT,  of  whom  presently. 

IL  Edward  Maitland  Nixon,  Capt.  late  Bombay  Army,  d.  at  the 
Cape  of  Good  Hope,  27  Oct.,  1900. 

I.  Helen  Flora  Nixon,m.  21  July,  1842,  Charles  George  Prendergast, 
son  of  Guy  Lenox  Prendergast,  M.P.,  (brother  of  Lieut.- 
General  Sir  Jeffrey  Prendergast,  see  also  p.  120),  by  Dorothy 
Christian,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  James  Stephen  Lushington,  of 
Rodmersham,  Kent.  He  d.  16  Aug.,  1851,  and  his  widow  d. 
1  Dec,  1881,  having  had  two  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  Charles  Lewis    Prendergast,  Major-General  Indian  Army, 

retired.  Colonel  28th  Punjabis,  h.  15  Oct.,  1843,  m.  1st,  11 
June,  1868,  Louise  Victoria,  dau.  of  John  Catania,  and 
2nd,  25  April,  1887,  Adelina  Charlotte,  only  dau.  of 
Commissary -General  Randolph  Routh,  C.B.,  son  of  Sir 
Randolph  Isham  Routh,  K.C.B.  Issue  : — 

(1.)  Charles  Randolph  Prendergast,  6.  23  April,  1888. 
(2.)  Guy  Routh  Prendergast,  6.  25  Aug.,  1890. 

2.  William  Miles  Prendergast,  Major  Worcester  Regt.,  h.  28 

April,  1845,  m.  15  Nov.,  1876,  Maria  Louisa,  3rd  dau.  of 
Colonel  Edmund  Sissmore,  H.E.I.C.S.,  and  has  a  dau  : — 
Marie  Antoinette  Prendergast. 

1.  Helen  Prendergast. 

2.  Rosetta  May  Prendergast, 

3.  Paulina  Georgina  Mary  Prendergast,  d.  2  Aug.,  1850. 

The  elder  son  of  Major  John  Nixon  : — 

JOHN  PIGOTT  NIXON,  Major-General  Bombay  Army,  was  6.  1822, 
served  through  a  long  career  in  India,  and  was  with  the  field  force  in 
Scinde  and  Afghanistan  1842-3,  and  in  the  Mutiny  as  political  agent 
at  Bhurtpore,  commanded  the  Bhurtpore  Contingent  at  the  Battle  of 

*  Information  from  the  late  Major-General  John  Pigott  Nixon. 


Dawsah  in  Jeypore  under  General  Showers.  He  retired  on  full  pay  as 
Lieut.-Col.,  Hon.  Major-General  1879.  He  w.  1st,  at  the  British  Embassy, 
Brussels,  Ellen  Sophia,  dau.  of  George  Cooper,  of  Brentford  Butts, 
Middlesex,  by  Charlotte,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  George  Nicholas,  D.C.L., 
Wadham  College,  Oxford,  of  Ealing,  Surrey,  (she  d.  28  Dec,  1861, 
leaving  three  sons),  and  2nd,  dau.  of  L.  0,  Bean,  of  Lenaga,  South 
Africa,  and  had  by  her  one  dau.  Major-General  Nixon  d.  9  June,  1906, 
as  the  result  of  a  carriage  accident.  He  had  issue  : — 
I.  EDWARD  BAYNES,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  George  Tate  St.  Aub>Ti  Nixon,  m.  16  Feb.,  1876,  Marie  Therese 
Amelia,  only  dau.  of  Alexander  William  Innes,  of  The 
Admiralty,  Whitehall,  and  niece  of  William  Farnell-Watson, 
J.P.,  of  Hendford,  Sussex,  and  Surbiton,  Surrey,  and  by  her, 
who  d.  Dec.  1896,  had  issue  : — 

1.  Crommelin  St.  Aubyn  Nixon,  h.  5  Dec,  1876. 

2.  Kenneth  St.  Aubyn  Nixon,  6.  7  Sept.,  1880. 

3.  Alexander  Percival  St.  Aubyn  Nixon,  h.  9  Dec,  1886. 

1.  Kathleen  St.  Aubyn  Nixon. 

2.  Helen  St.  Aubyn  Nixon. 

III.  John  Eccles  Nixon,  C.B.,  Major-General  Indian  Army,  Inspector- 
General  of  Cavalry  in  India  since  1906,  h.  16  Aug.,  1857,  Sub.- 
Lieut.,  25th  K.O.S.B.,  10  Sept.,  1875,  Lieut.  Bengal  S.  C, 
2  May,  1878,  Capt.  Indian  Staff  Corps  10  Sept.,  1886,  Major 
10  Sept.,  1895,  Brevet.  Lieut.-Col.  22  Jan.,  1896,  Colonel  12 
March,  1899,  Assistant  Quarter-Master-General  in  India, 
12  March,  1899,  Brigadier-General  commanding  the  Bangalore 
District,  1  May,  1903,  Major-General  12  Jan.,  1904,  C.B.,  26 
June,  1902.  He  served  in  the  Afghan  war,  1879-80,  Zaimusht 
Expedition  and  capture  of  Zawa,  (mentioned  in  despatches, 
and  medal) ;  and  the  Mahsud  Waziri  Expedition  in  1881. 
He  took  part  in  the  Chitral  Relief  Force,  1895,  as  D.-A.-Q.- 
M.-G.,  Intell.  Branch,  and  was  at  the  storming  of  the  Malakand 
Pass  and  the  action  near  Khar  at  the  descent  into  the  Swat 
Valley,  (mentioned  in  despatches,  London  Gazette,  15  Nov., 
1895,  brevet  of  Lieut.-Col.,  and  medal  with  clasp).  He  was 
again  in  active  service  on  the  North- West  Frontier  of  India 
1897-8,  (despatches,  London  Gazette,  11  Feb.,  1898,  clasp). 
In  the  South  African  war  1901-2  he  commanded  a  cavalry 
brigade,  and  obtained  a  medal,  and  the  Companionship 
of  the  Bath.  Major-General  John  Eccles  Nixon  is  author 
of  Solution  of  Tactical  Problems  on  Maps,  Notes  of  Military 
Law,  and  Notes  for  Staff  Officers  on  Field  Service.  He  m. 
18  Aug.,  1884,  Amy  Louisa,  youngest  dau.  of  James  Wilson, 
of  Gratwicke,  Billingshurst,  Sussex,  and  has  had  issue  : — 
1.  Adrian  Leonard  Eccles  Nixon,  6.  24  April,  1889. 


1.  Cecil  Amy  Nixon,  d.  10  June,  1888. 

I.  Ellen  Lavinia  Philadelphia  Nixon,  m.  Frederick  Edward 

The  eldest  son  ;— 

EDWARD  BAYNES  NIXON,  Major  Bengal  Staff  Corps,  served  in 
the  Jowaki  Expedition  1877-8  (medal  wath  clasp)  and  Afghan  war 
1878-80  (medal)  h.  26  Sept.,  1848,  m.  1st,  Florence,  2nd  dau,  of  E. 
Benham,  of  Sion  Lodge,  Isleworth,  (she  d.  7  July,  1878),  and  2nd,  17 
Aug.,  1887,  his  cousin,  Emily  Mabel  Macdonald,  dau.  of  George  Francis 
Cooper,  M.D.,  of  Brentford,  by  Emily  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Capt.  Henry 
Stephen  Nooth,  6th  Dragoon  Guards,  nephew  of  Lieut.-Colonel  Sir 
Henry  Vavasour,  Bart.,  formerly  Nooth.  Major  Nixon  d.  in  the  lifetime 
of  his  father,  11  Feb.,  1891,  leaving  by  his  second  marriage,  an  only 
son  : — 

MERVYN  OSSORY  NIXON,  h.  10  Dec,  1889,  who  is  the  present 
representative  of  Sir  Eccles  Nixon. 

Major-General  Sir  Eccles  Nixon  had  two  nephews  and  a  niece  (see 
note,  p.  53),  who  were  children  of  Capt.  James  Macartney,  18th  Hussars. 
These  were  : — 

I.  James  Nixon  Macartney,  Major  7th  Dragoon  Guards,  Capt.  9th 
Lancers,  6.  14  Feb.,  1802,  m.  17  March,  1829,  Catherine 
Colquet,  dau.  of  John  Smith,  of  London,  and  d.  at  Torrington, 
North  Devon,  3  Dec,  1865,  having  had,  with  another  son  and 
two  daus.,  who  d.  in  infancy,  two  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  James  Nixon  Gooch  Macartney,  Lieut.  57th  Regt.,  h.  April, 

1836,  was  present  at  the  Redan  and  fall  of   Sebastopol, 
d.  at  Malta,  7  Dec,  1856. 

2.  Arthur  Sutherland  Macartney,  Lieut.-Colonel  R.A.,  retired, 

of  Salterns,  Torrington,  entered  R.  A.,  Dec,  1855,  Com- 
mandant Oxford  Military  College,  1880-93,  h.  12  March, 
1838,  m.  5  July,  1864,  Amelia  Jane,  youngest  dau.  of 
John  Sloley,  of  Torrington,  and  has  issue  : — 
(1.)  John  Nixon  Herbert  Macartney,  h.  18  April,  1865,  m.  3 
Nov.,  1897,  Margaret,  only  child  of  James  McKeand, 
of  Douglas,  Manitoba,  Canada,  and  has  : — 
i.  Arthur  Sutherland  Macartney,  h.  18   Feb.,  1902. 
ii.  Ronald  David  Macartney,  h.  14  June,  1904. 
i.  Amelia  Dorothy  Macartney, 
ii.  Ellen   Rhoda   Macartney. 
(2.)  Arthur  Belton  Macartney,  h.  5    March,  1867,  m.   12 
Nov.,  1897,  Ethel  Errington,  2nd  dau.  of  Richard 
Loveland  Loveland,  Q.C.,  D.L.,  Deputy  Chairman  of 


the  County  of  London  Sessions,  by  Maria  Elizabetli 
Oddie,5th  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Phihp  Henry  Nind,  M.A., 
Vicar  of  Woodcote-cum-Soutbstoke,  Oxfordshire, 
and  has  : — 

Belton    Charles    Douglas    Macartney,      b.     at 
Johannesburg,  25  Dec,  1898. 

(3.)  James  Hugh  Macartney,  b.  30  Nov.,  1873. 

(4.)  Walter  Crealock  Macartney,  6.  7  April,  1876. 

(1.)  Ellen  Katharine  Macartney,  m.  7  April,  1904,  Arthur 
Edward  Hardcastle  Herschel,  of  Mayfield,  Bearodin, 
near  Glasgow,  younger  son  of  Sir  William  James 
Herschel,  Bart.,  of  Oxford,  and  has  : — 
Eileen  Dorothea  Herschel. 

1.  Rhoda  Macartney,  of  Tavistock,  Devon. 

2.  Clara  AmeUa  Frances  Macartney,  d. 

3.  Jane  Letitia  .Macartney,  m.  1866,  Thomas  Wyld  Haverfield, 

R.N.,  and  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Arthur  Gilbert  Haverfield,  d.  in  infancy. 

(2.)  Henry  Wyld  Haverfield,  (Rev.)  B.A.  Selwyn  Coll., 
Cambridge,  1903,  Cuddesden  College,  1904,  Curate  of 
St.  Peter's,  Plymouth,  d.  8  Nov.,  1905. 

(1.)  Clara  Rhoda  Haverfield. 

(2.)  Katherine  Gertrude  Haverfield. 

II.  John  Lennox  Macartney,  of  DubUn,  m.  23  Sept.,  1835,  Letitia 
Mary,  yoimgest  dau.  of  Robert  Johnston,  Q.C.,  of  Maghera- 
mena  Castle,  Co.  Fermanagh,  by  Letitia,  dau.  of  Sir  William 
Richardson,  Bart.,  of  Augher  Castle,  Co.  Tyrone.  He  d.  7 
March,  1861,  ha^'ing  had  issue  : — 

1.  Robert  John  Macartney,  6.  Nov.,  1836,  d.  17  Sept.,  1840. 

2.  James  Macartney. 

1.  Letitia  Anne  Macartney,  w.  25  March,  1856,  Francis  Edward 
Hassard,  Royal  Lancashire  Regt. 

I.  Frances  Macartney,  d.  unm. 

One  of  the  sons  of  the  Rev.  Eccles  Nixon  (p.  52),  and  brother  of  Sir 
Eccles  was  : — 

JOSEPH  NIXON,  of  Stafford  Street,  Dublin,  entered  apprentice 
to  the  Goldsmiths'    Company,   1743,"'  m.  Aug.,   1757,  Anne,  dau.  of 

*  "  1743,  Joseph  Nixon,  son  of  the  Rev.  Eccles  Nixon,  Co.  Tyrone."  See  the 
List  of  Apprentices  to  the  Goldsmiths'  Company  of  Dublin,  1653-1752,  edited  by 
H.  F.  Berry,  Journal  of  the  Cork  Historical  and  Archceological  Society,  1902,  p.  48. 


Alderman  Walker  of  Dublin,  and  had  issue,  with  others  : — 

I.  Eccles    Nixon,  bapt.  at  St.  Andrews,  Dublin,    19    June,  1763, 

probably  the  Eccles  Nixon  buried  there  14  Dec,  1765. 

II.  Robert  Nixon,  bapt.  there  25  Feb.,  1767. 
III.  GEORGE  ECCLES,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Mary  Nixon,  bapt.  26  April,  1760,  buried  31  Aug.,  1761. 
II.  Ann  Nixon,  bapt.  17  Aug.,  1761. 

III.  Mary  Jane  Nixon,  bapt.  at  St.  Andrew's  26  Nov.,  1769,  m.  at 
St.  Mary's,  Dublin,  1  May,  1796,  Drehncourt  Young,  of  DubUn, 
and  had  issue,  of  whom  were  : — 
1.  Eccles  Young,  d.  intest.  admon.,  1840. 

1.  Anne  Young,  d.  29  Oct.,  1831,  in  her  23rd  year. 

2.  Rebecca  Henrietta  Young,  m.  17  Dec,  1842,  her  coiisin, 
George  Eccles  Nixon,  Surgeon  Indian  Army,  see  p.  63. 

The  youngest  son  : — 

GEORGE  ECCLES  NIXON,  Capt.,  25th  Regt.,  entered  the  army  in 
1795  as  Ensign  25th  Regt.,  then  (in  August)  under  orders  for 
Gibraltar.*  m.  Oct.,  1797,  Abigail,  dau.  of  John  Clements,  and  sister 
of  Lieut.-Colonel  Henry  Clements,  16th  and  71st  Regts.,  A.D.C.  to  Sir 
John  Moore.  He  had  by  her,  who  d.  5  July,  1857,  in  her  82nd  year, 
four  sons  and  one  dau.  : — 

I.  John  Clements  Nixon,  d.    young,    killed  by    a    blow    from  a 

II.  ROBERT  LAW  DRELINCOURT,  of  whom  presently. 
III.  James  Lennox  Nixon,  of  Clontarf,  Co.  DubUn,  m.  Sarah,  dau. 
of  John  Scott,  and  d.  10  April,  1876,  having  by  her,  who  d. 
13  April,   1890,  had  issue  :— 

1.  Henry   Scott  Nixon,  b.  21    June,  1838,  m.  25   Aug.,  1884, 

Frances    Elizabeth,    youngest  dau.    of  the    Rev.  John 

Elliott  Lyon,  M.A.,  of  Rockbrook  House,   Queen's  Co., 

and  d.  13  Oct.,  1907,  having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  George  Eccles  Nixon,  b.  29  July,  1885. 

(2.)  Henry  Scott  Nixon,  b.  22  May,  1889. 

(3.)  Arthur  William  Lennox  Nixon,  b.  4  Feb.,  1891. 

(1.)  Mary  BaDey  Nixon,  d.  19  March,  1900. 

(2.)  Lilah  Eveleen  Nixon. 

(3.)  Kathleen  Frances  Maud  Nixon. 

2.  James  Lennox  Nixon,  m.  May,  1867,  Mary  Jane,  dau.  of 

John  Allison,  and  went  to  New  York.      He  had  seven 
sons,  of  whom  were  : — 

(1.)  Charles  Nixon. 

*  Letter  from  George  Eccles  Nixon  to  his  father,  from  Plymouth  Sound,  2  Aug., 


(2.)  James  Nixon. 

(3.)  Henry  Scott  Nixon. 

3.  George  Eccles  Nixon,  d.  unm.,  12  July,  1870. 

1.  Sarah  Maria  Nixon,  (^.  1855. 

2.  Eliza  Anne   Nixon,  w.  14  Oct.,  Alexander  Tyndall,  1863, 

Bank  of  Ireland,  youngest  son  of  Samuel  Wilkinson 
Tyndall,  J.P.,  Divisional  Magistrate,  City  of  Dublin,  and 
by  him,  who  d.  l\  March,  1904,  had,  at  her  death,  20 
Oct.,  1891,  issue  :— 

(1.)  George  Alexander  Tyndall,  6.  10  March,  1870,  m.  17 

May,  1905.  Alice  dau.  of  Charles  M'Gowan. 
(2.)  Wiiham  Scott  Tyndall,  d.  unm. 

(1.)  Rachel    Annie    Tyndall,   m.  John  Antonio,  and  d. 

leaving  a  dau.  : — 

Lilah  Rachel  Olga  Antonio,  dec. 
(2.)  Mary  Elizabeth  Tyndall,  d. 
(3.)    Sarah    Jane   Tyndall,    m.    11    Aug.,    1897,  George 

Leopold  Caird. 
(4.)  Abigail  Alice   Tyndall,  w.  21   Dec,    1904,  William 


3.  Abigail  Nixon,  m.  13  Sept.,  1866,  James   Kildahl,  Royal 

Bank,   Dublin,  son  of  James  Kildahl,  M.A.,  and  by  him, 

who  d.  31  Jan.,  1897,  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  James  Alexander  Kildahl,  6.  31  Aug.,    1868,  d.  25 

Sept.,  1896. 
(1.)  Lilah  Evelyn  Kildahl,  m.  8  Aug,  1895,  Robert  Dunlop, 

D.I.,  R.I.C.,  son  of  Major  Dunlop,  and  had  : — 
Mary  Tempe  Dunlop. 
(2.)  Mary  Tempe  Kildahl,  m.  17  July,  1896,  William  James 

Dilworth,  M.A.,  and  had  : — 
i.  Robert  Kildahl  Dilworth,  h.  28  Sept.,  1897. 
i.  Grace  Evelyn  Dilworth. 
(3.)  Helena  Abigail  Kildahl,   m.  6   May,   1896,  William 

Hunter,  and  had  : — 

William  Adams  Hunter,  h.  6  April,  1897. 
(4.)  Amelia  Jane  Kildahl,  m.  7  Nov.,  1897,  William  Coote. 
(5.)  Sarah  Harriet  Kildahl,  d.  25  Sept.,  1875. 
(6).  Alice  Maud  Mary  Kildahl. 
(7.)  Isabella  Rhoda  Kildahl. 
(8.)  Florence  Beatrice  Kildahl. 
,9.)  Edith  Constance  May  Kildahl,  m.  21  June,  1907,  the 

Rev.  Alexander  Munro,  B.A. 

l\.  George  Eccles  Nixon,  Surgeon,  1st  Bombay  Lancers,  afterwards 
of  the  Horse  Artillery,  Turkish  Contingent,  tn.  17  Dec,  1842, 


his  cousin  Rebecca  Henrietta,  dau.  of  Drelincourt  Young 
(see  p.  62),  and  d.  13  Nov.,  1858,  leaving,  by  her,  who  d. 
1   April,  1861,  an  only  child  : — 

Rebecca  Mary  Anne  Nixon,  m.  2  April,  1873,  John  Irvine, 
and  d.  24  Sept.,  1878,  having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Eccles  Irvine,  d. 
(2.)  A.  Ernest  Irvine. 
(1.)  Violet  Olive  Irvine. 

I.  Eliza  Anne  Nixon,  m.  17  Jan.,   1822,  Richard  Bempde  Scott 

Johnston,  2nd  son  of  Alexander  Johnston,  Paymaster,  25th 
The  second  son  of  Capt.  George  Eccles  Nixon,  (p.  62),  was  : — 
ROBERT  LAW  DRELINCOURT  NIXON,  B.A.,  Trinity  College, 
Dubhn,  1823,  M.A.,  and  M.B.,  1838,  M.D.,  1851,  F.R.C.S.I.,  1844,  long 
eminent  in  his  profession  in  Dublin,  h.  1801,  m.  30  Aug.,  1836,  Emma 
Fielding,  dau.  of  Ambrose  Leet,  of  Dublin,  President  of  the  Inland 
Department  of  the  General  Post  Office,  by  Jane  Fielding,  and  d.  15 
March,  1853,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  21  June,  1870,  issue  : — 

I.  HENRY  CLEMENTS,  of  whom  presently. 
II.  Ambrose  Leet  Nixon,  d.  8  Aug.,  1853. 

III.  Robert  Cramer  Nixon,  d.  19  May,    1870. 

IV.  George  Eccles  Priestley  Nixon,  M.D.,  Shrivenham,  Berkshire,  d. 

unm.,  8  Jan.,  1900. 
V.  Frederick  Fleming  Nixon,  6.  17  Oct.,  1840. 
I.  Jane  Fielding  Ould  Nixon,  d.  3  Oct.,  1870. 
II.  Emma  Leet  Nixon,  d.  12  July,  1853,  aged  3. 

The  eldest  son  : — 

HENRY  CLEMENTS  NIXON,  L.R.C.S.I.,  1859,  L.  M.,  Rot.  Hosp., 
Dublin,  1859,  L.R.C.P.,  Edinburgh,  1860,  sometime  Surgeon  Cape 
Mail  Service,  h.  21  July,  1837,  m.  1  Aug.,  1865,  Elizabeth  Frances 
Laura,  youngest  child  of  John  Louis  Oustaigne,  and  d.  26  Jan.,  1905, 
having  had  by  her,  who  d.  1  Aug.,  1903,  issue  : — 

I.  OSCAR  FREDERICK  DRELINCOURT,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Sydney  Herbert  Leet  Nixon,  h.  3  Nov.,  1867,  m.  6  Aug.,  1898, 

Lucy  Adele,  dau.  of  Isaac  Pratt,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Noreen  Adele  Clements  Nixon. 

2.  Geraldine  Eccles  Cotterell  Nixon. 

III.  Robert  Fielding  Ould  Nixon,  h.  10  Oct.,  1869,  d.  unm.  at  Chicago, 

6  Jan.,  1892. 

IV.  George  Eccles  Nixon,  h.  19  May,  1874,  m.  24  April,  1907,  Kathleen 

Melville,  dau.  of  Alexander  Doull. 
I.  Emma   Elizabeth   Nixon,   m.    17   April,    1900,   Henry    Douglas 


Dawson,  and  has  issue  : — 

Ivan  Drelincourt  Dawson,  h.  4  July,  1904. 

The  eldest  son  : — 

1866,  and  is,  as  far  as  has  been  ascertained,  representative  in  the  male 
line  of  the  senior  branch  of  the  family  of  Nixon  of  Fermanagh 



Nixon  of  Nixon  Hall. 

The  third  son  of  George  Nixon  of  Granshagh  (p.  46),  was  : — 
THOMAS  NIXON,  of  Kingstown,  Co.  Fermanagh,  on  roll  for  High 
Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1736,  Quarter  Master  in  the  army  of  WilUam 
III.,*  who  is  described  in  the  Betham-Phillips  manuscript,  1718-19,  as 
"  a  forward  man  of  considerable  estimation  in  ye  commonwealth,  and 
freehoulder  in  ye  Barony  of  MageristafEanagh."  He  m.  1st,  Lucy  Percy, 
said  to  be  of  the  Northumberland  family,t  by  whom  he  had  issue.  By 
his  second  wife,  Jane, J  he  seems  to  have  had  no  issue,  and  he  m.  .3rd, 

marriage  articles  §  dated  16  Aug.,  1735,  Mary,  widow  of Borough, 

sister-in-law  of  the  Rev.  William  Finglas,  M.A.,  of  Erginah,  Co.  Tyrone, 
dau.  of  — —  Stogdell,  and  mother  of  Mary  Borough,  wife  of  Henry 
Leslie,  of  Nutfield,  Co.  Fermanagh.  Mrs.  Nixon  was  buried  at  Aghavea, 
Co.  Fermanagh.!  I  Thomas  Nixon's  will,  dated  6  Sept.,  1738,  was 
proved  9  June,  1739,  see  Appendix  L,  p.  167.  He  had  by  his  first  wife 
three  sons,  and  three  daus.  : — 

I.  Adam  Nixon  (Rev.),  M.A.,  Vicar  of  Clontibret,  Co.  Monaghan, 
collated  29  Dec,  1741,  formerly  Curate  of  Clones,  b.  at 
Kingstown  Co.  Fermanagh,  son  of  Thomas,  generosi  entered 
Trinity  College,  Dublin,  1  Feb.,  1713-4,  Scholar,  1716, 
B.A.,  1718,  M.A.,  1721.  The  Rev.  Adam  Nixon  built  the 
present  glebe  house  of  Clontibret  in  1742.^  He  inherited  and 
acquired  considerable  property  m  Co.  Fermanagh,  which 
descended  to  his  nephew,  Alexander  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall. 
Mr.  Nixon  never  married,  but  his  niece,  afterwards  Mrs. 
Swanzy,  lived  with  him  (for  an  incident  in  connection  with  this, 
see  p.  99).  His  will,  codicil,  dated  29  May,  1767,  was  proved 
4  Dec,  1767,  see  Appendix  III.,  p.  170. 

*  The  Matriculation  entry,  T.C.D.,  of  his  son  Andrew,  describes  Thomas  Nixon 
as  "Leutenantis." 

t  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  1863,  is  responsible  for  this  statement. 

X  Exchequer  Bill,  5  Aug.,  1736,  Thoma.s  Nixon  v.  Adam  and  Andrew  Nixon. 

§  Registiy  of  Deeds,  book  79|  p.  435. 

II  There  is  a  stone  there  with  this  inscription:  "Here  lyeth  Mary  Nixon;  her 
sister  Dorothea  Finglass  ;  her  grandchild  Penelope,  daughter  of  Henry  Leslie,  esq. , 
of  Nutfield"  (History  of  Two  Ulster  Manors,  by  the  Earl  of  Beloiore,  2nd  ed.,190."^, 
p.  4.35).  Pwe'.'!  Occur rtnces  announces  the  marriage,  on  24th  Sept.,  1755,  of  "Henry 
Lesly,  of  Nutfield,  in  the  County  of  Eermanagh,  Gent.,  to  Miss  Mary  Borrough 
of  St.  Andrew's"  Thomas  Nixon  left  £5  to  his  wife's  daughter,  Miss  Mary 
Borrogh.  Borough  Leslie  of  Nutfield,  d.  23  Feb.,  1815,  aged  18,  and  was 
buried  in  the  Oliver  vault,  Co.  Limerick,  inscription  at  Aghavea.  The  Rev.  Wm 
Finglas  m.  at  St.  Bride's,  Dublin,  17  Aug.,  1719,  Dorothy  Stogdell.  He  held  the 
College  living  of  Cappagh,  Co.  Tyrone,  1730-50. 

IT  The  details  connected  with  this  are  noted  at  length  in  Clogher  Grant  Book, 
No.  ,'5,  pp.  156-166  (Public  Record  Office,  Dublin). 


II.  GEORGE,  of  whom  immediately. 

III.  ANDREW  (Rev.)  of  Nixon  Lodge,  ancestor  of  that  branch,  and 
of  the  Swanzy  and  Corry  families,  see  Chapter  VI.,  p.  83. 

I.  FRANCES,  m.  John  Enery,  of  Bawnboy,  Co.  Cavan,  J.P.,  High 
Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1727,  and  Co.  Cavan,  1738,  and  had 
issue,  see  Chapter  VII.,  p.  128. 

II.  Margaret  Nixon,  m.  Clogher  marriage  licence  20  July,  1717, 
Francis  Young,  of  Killeshandra  parish,  Co.  Cavan,  and  was 
still  living  in  1752,  date  of  her  uncle  James  Nixon's  will.  She 
had  issue*  : — 

1.  Thomas  Young. 

2.  Richard  Young. 

III.  Nixon,  m.  James  Little.f  and  had  a  dau.  : — 

Jane  Little,  m.  1733,  Richard  Hassard,  of  Garden  Hill,  Co. 
Fermanagh,  and  had  numerous  descendants,  including 
the  Hassards  of  Garden  Hill  and  of  Waterford  ;  Sir 
Francis  Hassard,  Sir  John  Hassard,  K.C.B..  the 
families  of  MacMahon,  and  Grogan,  Baronets ;  the 
late  General  Sir  Richard  Stewart,  K.C.B.,  the  families 
of  Story,  McMaster,  Carson,  Hudson,  etc.,  for  whom 
see  The  Family  of  Hassard  by  the  Rev.  H.  B.  Swanzy, 
Dublin,  1903,  pp.  29-58. 

The  second  son  :— 

GEORGE  NIXON,  of  Nixon  Hall  (or  Mullymesker)  Cleenish,  near 
Enniskillen,  Co.  Fermanagh,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1743, 
appointed  J.P.  that  county  23  May,  1737.  He  purchased  Mullymesker, 
originally  the  seat  of  the  Hassards,  from  Mr.  Cole,  Lord  Enniskillen's 
ancestor,  and  called  it  Nixon  Hall,  a  name  which  was  apparently  not 
in  general  use  till  his  son's  time.  George  Nixon  m.,  settlements,  16  June, 
1720,J  Catherine,  third  dau.  of  Alexander  Acheson,  of  Tonnyheague, 
Co.  Fermanagh,  High  Sherifi  for  that  county,  1703,  Capt.  in  Col. 
Abraham  Creighton's  Regt.,  of  Foot,  and  d.  April,  1757,  "  to  the  in- 
expressible grief  of  his  afflicted  Family,  being  a  tender  Husband,  and 
indulgent  Parent ;  in  him  the  Poor  have  lost  their  best  Friend  and  his 
Acquaintances  a  most  agreeable  and  sincere  companion."      {Dublin 

*  The  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  in  his  will,  mentions  "  my  niece  Harkness."  She 
may  have  been  a  dan.  of  Mrs.  Young.  There  was  already  a  Harkness  and  Young 
marriage,  for  there  is  a  Clogher  marriage  licence,  20  Oct.,  1720,  between  Thomas 
Harkness  of  the  diocese  of  Armagh,  and  Slary  Young  of  the  parish  of  Aughnamullen. 

t  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  and  Short's  History  of  the  Hassards  state  that  Richard 
Hassard  married  Jane,  dau.  of  J.  Little.  The  Rev.  Adam  Nixon  in  his  will  mentions 
"  Jane  Hazard  my  niece  of  Garden  Hill,"  and  she  is  also  mentioned  by  her  grandfather, 
Thomas  Nixon,  in  his  will,  1738.  If  Burke's  and  Short's  pedigree  be  correct,  she 
must  have  been  Jane  Little,  but  no  other  proof  has  been  discovered  of  a  Nixon 
and  Little  marriage. 

J  Abstract  of  Title.  Mullymesker  (Nixon  Hall)  Estate.  Incumbered  Estates  Court 
14  Jan..    1856, 


Gazette,  April  30  to  May  2,  1757).     He  had  by  his  wife,  who  survived 
him,  five  children  : — 

I,  Thomas  Nixon,  killed  by  a  fall    from  his  horse  in  his  father's 
II.  ALEXANDER,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Catherine  Nixon,  m.  — Barton. 
II.  Mary  Nixon,  m.  at  St.  Andrew's,  Dublin,  12  Dec,  1761,  her  cousin 
Thomas  Higinbotham,  of  Farmley,  Co.  Dubhn,  son  of  Andrew 
Higinbotham,  of  Nutfield,  Co.  Cavan,  and  had  issue,  see  p.  152. 

III.  Jane  Nixon,  w.,  settlements  dated  22  March,  1765, Robert Hassard, 
of  Skea,  Co.  Fermanagh,  J.P.,  and  had  issue,  for  a  full  account 
of  whom  see  The  Family  of  Hassard,  by  the  Rev.  H.  B. 
Swanzy,  pp.  87-95.  She  was  ancestress  of  the  families  of 
Hassard  of  Desertcreat,  and  of  Skea,  Irvine  of  Killadeas, 
Hemsworth  of  Abbeville,  and  Peacocke,  Archbishop  of  Dublin. 

The  second  son  : — 

ALEXANDER  NIXON,  of  Nixon  Hall,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh, 
1761  and  Co.  Monaghan,  1775,  appointed  J.P.,  Co.  Fermanagh,  4  Aug., 
1758,  Capt.  Irish  Fusiliers  Provincial  Regt.  of  Foot,  Feb.,  1783,  h.  about 
1726,  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  27  Sept.,  1743,  aged  17,  Scholar, 
1746  ;  B.A.,  1748.  He  was  executor  to  the  wills  of  his  uncle,  the  Rev. 
Adam  Nixon,  and  his  aunt,  the  widow  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  and 
was  guardian  to  her  two  unmarried  daughters,  Frances  and  Barbara 
(afterwards  Mrs.  Corry).  He  m.,  settlements  dated  20  June,  1758, 
Mary,  eldest  dau.  of  Alexander  Montgomery,  of  Bessmount  Park,  Co. 
Monaghan  (by  Elizabeth,  3rd  dau.  of  Henry  Richardson,  of  Bally- 
kinler,  Co.  Down  *)  son  of  Robert  Montgomery,  of  Anarea,  Co.  Monaghan, 
brother  of  Alexander  Montgomery  of  Ballyleck,  same  Co.  He  made 
his  will  5  March,  1776.  It  was  proved  21  April,  1791,  in  the  Pre- 
rogative Court.  He  did  not  leave  as  much  to  his  son  Alexander  as  to 
the  others,  as  he  was  being  pro\ided  for  by  his  grandfather  Montgomery, 
and  asked  his  friend  Mervyn  Archdall,  of  Castle  Archdall,  to  be  guardian 
to  his  children.     He  had  eight  sons,  and  five  daus.  : — 

I.  George  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1804, 
Barrister  at  law,  Hilary  Term,  1785,  Lieut.  Irish  Fusiliers 
Provincial  Regt.  of  Foot,  Feb.,  1783,  h.  about  1761,  educated 
at  Enniskillen  under  Mr.  Noble,  entered  Trinity  College,  DubUn, 
7  July,  1777,  aged  16,  Scholar,  1780  ;  B.A.,  1782  ;  m.  his 
cousin,  Catherine,  dau.  of  Humphrey  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge 
(see  p.  94)  (by  Anne,  sister  of  the  Right  Hon.  Sir  John  Stewart, 
Bart.)  son  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  by  Marianne,  dau.  of  the 

*  Lodge  MS8..  Britinh  Museum,  Vol.  VI.,  No.  23098.  j..  3. 









Rev.  Mathew  French.  George  Nixon  was  the  last  of  his  line 
to  live  at  Nixon  Hall  (now  a  ruin)  which,  on  1  Dec,  1807  * 
he  let  to  John  Fawcett,  and  lived  among  his  brothers.  Jan\es 
Denham,  J.P.,  D.L.,  took  a  lease  of  Nixon  Hall,  8  July,  1814 
from  George  Nixon,  and  called  it  Fairwood  Park.  See  the 
view  of  it  (facing  p.  68),  from  a  picture  in  possession  of  Mr. 
J.  H.  F.  Nixon,  J.P.  (see  p.  98).  The  following  appeared  in 
The  Dublin  Evening  Post,  Dec.  16,  1802  :— "  Tuesday— 
A  duel  was  fought  near  the  North  Wall  between  George 
Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall,  Esq.,  and  D'Arcy  Mahon,  of  Cloon, 
Esq.,  in  which  the  former  received  a  wound  in  the  breast, 
which  was  at  first  supposed  to  be  mortal,  but  which  is  not 
likely  to  be  fatal."  He  made  his  will  6  April,  1818,  when 
living  at  Dunbar  with  his  brother  Thomas,  and  d.  W  Oct., 
1818.  A  monument  is  erected  to  his  memory  in  Cleenish 
Churchyard.  He  had  by  his  wife  (who  m.  2nd,  1822,  Charles 
Ovenden,  M.D.,  and  d.ll  Nov.,  1839)  issue  :— 

1.  Alexander  Nixoo,  d.  an  infant. 

1.  Mary  Nixon,  d.  unm.,  19  Aug.,  1832,  in  her  18th  year. 

2.  Anna  Nixon,  eventual  heiress  of  Nixon  Hail,  m.  22  June,  1840, 

John  Netterville  Blake,  of  Dowth  Hall,  Co.  Louth,  after- 
wards of  Nixon  Hall,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1846, 
eldest  son  of  Edward  Blake,  J.P.,  D.L.,  of  Castlegrove, 
Co.  Galway,  nephew  of  John,  6th  Viscount  Netterville. 
She  d.  15  Sept.,  1841. 

II.  ALEXANDER,  of  whom  presently,  p.  77. 

in.  Adam  Nixon,  of  The  Graan,  Co.  Fermanagh,  for  42  years  Clerk 
of  the  Peace  for  that  county,  m.  at  St.  Andrew's,  Dublin, 
10  Sept.,  1793,  his  cousin,  Mary,  dau.  of  John  Enery,  of 
Bawnboy,  Co.  Cavan,by  Margaret,  sister  of  Sir  John  Hamilton, 
Bart.,  of  Dunnemana,  Co.  Tyrone  (see  pp.  131  and  139),  and  d. 
12  May,  1845,  leaving  by  her  a  son  : — 

Alexander  Nixon,  of  Belnaleck  and  the  Graan,  High  Sheriff, 
Co.  Fermanagh,  1841,  D.L.,  Co.  Fermanagh,  appointed 
J.P.,  14  Jan.,  1835,  Lieut.  27th  Inniskilling  Regt.,  4  Nov., 

1813,  served  in  the  Peninsular  war,  wounded  27  Feb., 

1814,  Capt.  Fermanagh  Militia,  10  March,  1836,  m., 
settlements,  26  July,  1818,  his  cousin  Mary,  dau.  of  Capt. 
Andrew  Nixon,  of  Belnaleck,  and  d.  12  Oct.,  1866,  having 
had  by  her,  who  d.  1847,  two  daus.  : — 

*  He  was  still  living  there  in  1805,  when  the  following  incident  occurred, 
■'  Deaths,  Sept.  27,  at  Enniskillen,  capt.  Sir  James  Rivers,  Bart.,  of  the  third 
dragoon  guards.  While  on  a  shooting  party  at  Nixon-hall,  in  company  with 
Captains  Faucutt  and  Piatt,  of  the  50th  foot.  Sir  James's  gun  unfortunately  went 
off  and  killed  him  almost  instantaneously."   (Annual  Register,  1805,  p.  500.) 


(1.)  Mary  Nixon,  d.  1851. 

(2.)  Hannah  Georgina  Nixon,  d.  18  Sept.,  1852. 

IV.  Andrew  Nixon,  of  Belnaleck  and  Silver  Hill,  High  Sheriff,  Co. 
Fermanagh,  1800,  Paymaster,  Fermanagh  Militia,  8  Sept., 
1806,  m.,  settlements,  dated  5  Oct.,  1793,  his  cousin  Hannah, 
dau.  of  Thomas  Higinbotham,  of  Farmley,Co.  Dublin  (see  p.  152) 
by  Mary,  dau.  of  George  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall.  Andrew  Nixon 
d.  July,  1834,  and  his  wife  d.  28  April,  1829,  having  had  (with 
two  other  daus.,  Eliza  Nixon,  buried  at  Belnaleck  21  June, 
1803,  and  Catherine  Nixon,  buried  there  21  June,  1807) 
five  children  : — 

1.  Thomas  Nixon,  d.  urvm.  under  age. 

1.  Mary  Nixon,  m.   1818,  her  cousin  Capt.  Alexander  Nixon, 


2.  Hannah  Nixon,  m.  1822,  Ralph  Scott,  of  Manor  Highgate, 

Co.  Fermanagh,  Solicitor,  son  of  William  Scott,  of  Scotts- 
borough,  Co.  Fermanagh,  by  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Alexander 
Rosborough,  third  son  of  John  Rosborough,  of  MuUinagoan, 
Co.  Fermanagh  (see  also  p.  111).    She  d.  24  May,  1831,  and 
Mr.  Scott  d.ll  Aug.,  1863,  having  had  issue  : — 
(1.)  Andrew  William  Scott,  d.  young. 
(1.)  Hannah  Georgina  Scott,  d.  unm.,  27  May,  1906. 
(2.)  Elizabeth  Scott  d.  unm..  22  June,  1907. 
(3.)  Mary  Scott,  d.  unm.,  17  Jan.,  1901. 

3.  Jane  Nixon,  d.  unm. 

4.  Georgina  Nixon,  buried  24  June,  1836,  aged  30. 

V.  Montgomery  Nixon,  of  Lakeview  House,  Enniskillen,  a  doctor, 
appointed  J.P.,  Co.  Fermanagh,  4  July,  1804,  h.  1768,  m., 
settlements  dated  27  June,  1794,  Jane,  eldest  dau.  of  George 
Alcock,  of  Dublin,  second  son  of  the  Rev.  George  Alcock, 
M.A.,  by  Mary,  second  dau.  of  the  Right  Rev.  Henry  Downes, 
D.D.,  Bishop  of  Derry,  and  sister  of  the  Right  Rev.  Robert 
Downes,  Bishop  of  Raphoe.  Dr.  Nixon  d.W  July,  1821,  and 
his  widow  d.  April,  1841,  having  had  (with  another  dau.  JuUa 
Nixon,  buried  at  Belnaleck,  9  Jan.,  1812)  three  sons  and  four 
daus.  : — 

1.  George  Alcock  Nixon,  midshipman  R.N. ,H.M.S.  Maidstone, 

d.  s.  p.  of  fever,  2  Oct.,  1825  at  Sierra  Leone.  (See  Ennis- 
killen Chronicle  for  27  April,  1826). 

2.  Montgomery  Downes    Nixon,  of   Lakeview,  B.A.,  T.C.D., 

1830,  M.A.,  1840,  Bariister-at-law,  J.P.,  Cos.  Fermanagh 
and  Kerry,  m.  6  Oct.,  1855,  Louisa  Mary,  3rd  dau.  of 
James  Peare,  of  Upton,  Co.  Wexford,  and  d.  16  Oct.,  1866, 


having  had  by  her,  who  d.  20  April,  1892,  two  sons  and 

two  daus.  : — 

(1.)  George  Alcock  Nixon,  b.  6  March,  1862,  d.  9  March, 

(2.)  Alured  Montgomery  Downes  Nixon,  b.  20  Aug.,  1864, 

m.  .31   July,  1893,  Elizabeth  Southern,  dau.  of  John 

Eoyle,  of  Lowton,  Newton-le-Willows. 

(1.)  Jemima  Juliana  Nixon,  m.   21  March,  1887,  Richard 
Follis,  and  has  ; — 
i.  Charles    George  Nixon  Follis,  b.  28  Jan.,  1888. 
i.  Louisa  Mary  Follis. 

(2.)  Emma  Dorothea  Nixon,  ?«.  19  March,  1890,  Thompson 
Armstrong,  and  has  : — 
i.  Alured   Montgomery   Thompson   Armstrong,    b. 

20  Jan.,  1893. 
ii.  John  Edwin  Armstrong,  b.  7  Jan.,  1895. 
iii.  Alfred   George  Ernest  Armstrong,   b.   15    Jan., 

iv.  Robert  Nixon  Armstrong,  b.  29  Aug.,  1902. 
i.  Louisa   Mary  Josephine  Armstrong. 
Frederick  Trimnell  Nixon,  of  Eden  Lodge,  Co.  Fermanagh, 
Solicitor,  and  Sub-Sheriff  of  the  County,  m.   Elizabeth 
Nixon,  (who  d.  8  Juno,  1861)  and  d.  27  Nov.,  1861,  having 
had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Montgomery  Nixon,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  h.  5  July,  1848. 
(2.)  Frederick  Alcock  Nixon,  of  Merrion  Square,  Dublin, 
F.R.C.S.I.,  formerly  Surgeon  R.  N.,  b.  23  Sept.,  1850, 
m.  12  Sept.,  1877,  Elizabeth  Mary,  eldest  dau.  of 
John  Griffin,  and  d.  23  May,  1897.  She  d.  11  Feb., 
(3.)  Alexander  Edward  Nixon,  b,  25  Nov.,  1852,  d.  unm. 

25  June,  1900. 
(1.)  Elizabeth  Nixon,  d.  unm.,  12  Feb.,  1902. 
(2.)  Mary  Nixon,  d.  unm.,  31  May,  1895. 
(3.)  Blanche  Nixon,  m.9  June,  1886,  Henry  Edward  Beare, 
eldest  son  of  George  Hatchell  Beare,  of  Phoenix  Glen 
Lodge,    Dublin,    and   grandson   of   Henry   Edward 
Beare,  of  Bearehaven,  Derbyshire,  and  d.  6  Dec, 
1906,  having  had  issue  : — 
i.  George  Shirley  Beare,  b.  Jan.,   1888,  d.  June, 

ii.  John  Henry  Edward  Cecil  Beare,  b.  Oct.,  1891, 

d.  20  Jan.,  1895. 
i.  Blanche  Kathleen  Maud  Beare. 


1.  Mary  Jane  Nixon. 

2.  Jemima  Nixon,  m.  Jan.,  1826,  Henry  Gary  Field,  M.D.,  of 

Fieldville,  Co.  Dublin,  who  d.  28  Jan.,  1851,  and  d.  19 
April,  1851. 

3.  Sophia  Nixon,  m.  6  Oct.,  1838,  Espine  Ward,  of  Charlemont 

St.,  Dublin,  who  d.  27  Aug.,  1856,  and  d.  30  April,  1865, 
leaving  issue  : — 

(1.)  Montgomery  Albert  Ward,  of  Dublin,  M.D.,  h.  10  Oct., 
1839,  m.  20  Sept.,  1865,  Frances  Elizabeth,  dau.  of 
Major  Henry  Keane,  25th  and  87th  Kegts.,  of 
Corbally,  Co.  Down,  and  d.  30  Dec,  1897,  leaving  by 
her,  who  d.  17  July,  1906,  an  only  child  : — 

Frances  Adelina  Ward,  m.  2  June,  1897,  Hume 
Robertson,  Secretary  Provincial  Bank,  son  of 
William  Blakeman  Robertson,  and  has  issue. 

1.  Eric  Hume  Robertson,  h.  10  May,  1898. 

2.  Algar  Ronald  Ward  Robertson,  6.  8  Sept., 


1.  Vera  Adeline  Frances  Robertson. 

2.  Rhona  Noreen  Helena  Robertson. 

(2.)  Espine  Ward,  Staff  Surgeon  in  the  army,  m.  Mary, 

dau.  of  Thomas  Picton  Reede,   of  Dublin,  and    d. 

leaving  a  son  : — 

'*  Espine  Montgomery  Picton  Ward,  late  Lieut. 

2nd  Batt.  the  Prince  of  Wales'  Leinster  Regt., 

h.  11  Jan.,   1879,    m.  9  March,   1904,  Lucie 

Johanna,  dau.  of   the  late  P.  O'Flanagan,  of 

Port  Elizabeth,  South  Africa,  and  of  Mrs.  J. 

Wood,  of  Pretoria. 

4.  Harriet  Nixon,  d.  9  Dec,   1825. 

VI.  Thomas  Nixon,  of  Dunbar  House,  Enniskillen,  m.  13  Oct.,  1802, 

Jemima,  dau.  of  George  Alcock,  aforesaid,   Lord  Mayor  of 

Dublin,  1786,  and  d.  14  Oct.,  1814,  having  had  by  her,  who 

d.  15  Jan.,  1847,  three  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  Alexander  Nixon  (Rev.)  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  of  Knockballymore, 

Co.  Fermanagh,  and  Heathfield,  Co.  Donegal,  J.P.,  Cos. 

Fermanagh  and  Donegal,  h.  1804,  m.  1st,  13  March,  1828, 

Mary  Anne,  only  dau.  of  Roger    Sheehy  Keating,   by 

Frances  Aylmer,  his  wife,  and  by  her,  who  d.  1  Jan.,  1857, 

had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Thomas  Nixon,  d.  abroad. 

(1.)  Frances  Maria  Nixon,  m.  1  July,  1869,  Bernard  George 
Shaw,   D.I.,  R.I.C.,   only  son  of  George   Nathaniel 
Shaw,  of  Cork,  and  d.  26  Jan.,  1871,  leaving  a  dau.  : — 
Frances  Maria  Eva  Shaw. 


Tte  Rev.  Alexander  Nixon  m.  2nd,  25  Feb.,  1858,  Anne 
Catherine,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Thomas  Harpur,  M.A.,  Rector 
of  Maryborough,  and  afterwards  of  Templeshambo, 
diocese  of  Ferns,  and  d.  25  March,  1882,  hax-ing  had 
further  issue  : — 

(2.)  Harpur  ColviU  John  Nixon  (Rev.)  B.A.,T.C.D.,  1881, 
M.A.,  1889,  of  Heathfield,  now  of    Denman  Island, 
British  Columbia,  6.  5  Dec,  1858,  m.  1888,  Marie, 
dau.  of  Arthur   Pennamen    Louis,    of   Douamenez, 
Finnisterre,  France,  and  has  issue  : — 
i.  Harpur  Cyril  Nixon,  6.  1888. 
ii.  James  Nixon,  6.  1889. 
iii.  Louis  Hamilton  Nixon,  6.  11  Dec,  1891. 
iv.  Frank  Alexander  Nixon,  6.  23  June,  1895. 
V.  Thomas  Marie  Nixon,  6.  26  Dec,  1896. 
vi.  John  Nixon,  h.  19  Oct.,  1904. 
(2.)  Hannah  Frances  Nixon. 
(3.)  Jemina  Nixon. 
2.  George  Alcock  Nixon,  M.D.,  Glasgow,  1834,  of  Enniskillen, 
m.  1st  15  June,  1832,  his  cousin  Anna  Maria,  dau.  of 
Major  Alexander  Nixon-Montgomery,  of  Bessmount  Park, 
Co.  Monaghan  (see  p.  80)  and  by  her,  who  d.  7  April,  1842, 
had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Thomas  Nixon,  d.  3  Aug.,  1859. 
(2.)  George  Nixon,  h.  23  July,  1839,  d.  young. 
(1.)  EUza  Nixon,  m.  26  July,  1859,  John  Harpur,  of  New 
Park,  Queen's  Co.,  son  of  the  Rev.  Thomas  Harpur, 
Rector  of  Maryborough,  and  had  issue  : — 
i.  Thomas    George    Montgomery    Harpur    (Rev.) 
B.A.,     Incumbent     of   Timahoe,   diocese    of 
Leighhn,  h.  18  April,  1861,  m.   27  April,  1897, 
Kathleen,  dau.  of  Robert  Wilson,  of  Kenagh, 
Co.  Longford,  and  has  : — 
1.  Ernest  Ian  Wilson  Harpur,  6.  31  May,  1899. 

1.  Kathleen  Violet  Harpur. 

2.  Edith  Elizabeth  Armstrong  Nixon  Harpur. 
i.  Anna    Harpur,    m.    27    July,    1893,    Alexander 

Francis  Boyle,  J.P.,  of  Belmont  House,  Queen's 
Co.,  and  has  had  issue  : — 

1.  Ivan  Alexander  Boyle,  6.  30  April,  1895,  d. 

5  June,   1896. 

2.  Dermot  Alexander  Boyle,  h.  2  Oct.,  1904. 

3.  Brian  James  Harpur  Boyle,  h.  17  April,  1906. 
1.  Sylvia  Boyle. 

Dr.  Geoi^e  Alcock  Nixon,  m.  2nd,  at  Gretna  Green,  11  Nov., 


and  at  the  Cathedral,  Manchester,  27  Nov.,  1847,  Frances 
Willoughby,  eldest  dau.  of  Sir  Thomas  Charles  Yates, 
by  Maria  Isabella,  youngest  dau.  of  Sir  William  Richardson, 
Bart.,  of  Augher  Castle,  Co.  Tyrone.  He  d.  21  May,  1853, 
aged  48,  and  his  widow  d.  20  July,  1867.  They  had 
further  issue  : — 

(3.)  Charles  Alexander  Newburgh  Nixon,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  h. 
1851,  m.  3  Sept.  1874,  Martha  Plunkenette,  4th  dau. 
of  Thomas  Howard  Wisdom,  of  Dublin,  and  d.  7  April, 
1875.     She  w.  2nd,  17  Sept.,  1877,  Alexander  William 
Brett,  R.N. 
(4.)  George  Michael  Nixon,  M.B.,  Surgeon-Major  Indian 
Medical  Service,  h.  16  Feb.,  1852,  m.  12  Oct.,  1878, 
Adelaide,  3rd  dau.  of  Edward  Fetherstonhaugh,  of 
Blackrock,  Co.  DubUn,  by  Elizabeth  Dorothea,  dau. 
of  Wilham  Curtis,  of  Annaghmore,  King's  Co.,  (see 
also  p.  126).     He  d.  17  Aug.,  1896,  leaving  issue  : — 
i.  Charles  Howard  Fetherstonhaugh  Nixon,  Lieut. 
5th  Gurkha  Rifles,   Indian  Army,  h.  14  Aug., 
ii.  Brian    George    Michael    Frederick    Nixon,    2nd 
Lieut.  1st  Batt.  Queen's  Royal  West    Surrey 
Regt.,  6.  5  June,  1886. 
i.  Marjorie  Adelaide  Eileen   Nixon,   m.  2  March, 
1907,  Cecil  Roy  Millar.  Lieut.  Royal  Army 
Medical  Corps,  3rd  son  of  Richard  Chaytor 
Millar,  of  Foxrock,  Co.  DubUn. 

3.  Thomas  Nixon,  of  Dunbar  House,  Capt.  Fermanagh 
Militia,  J.P.,  Co.  Fermanagh,  11  March,  1835,  m.  9  Dec, 
1840,  his  first  cousin,  Juliana  Mary  Anne,  widow  of  John 
BoveU,  of  Demerara,  and  eldest  dau.  of  George  Alcock,  of 
Upper  Pembroke  Street,  Dublin.  She  d.  6  April,  1860, 
and  Capt.  Nixon  d.  at  Frescati,  Blackrock,  28  Feb.,  1862. 

1.  Maria  Nixon,  d.  23  Feb.,  1826,  aged  16. 

2.  Jemima  Nixon,  d.  Aug.,  1811. 

3.  Jemima  Georgina  Mary  Nixon,  d.  in  infancy,  July,  1813. 

VTT.  Robert  Nixon,  C.B.,  Lieut. -Colonel  in  the  army,  30  May,  1811, 
Major  28th  Regt.,  15  Dec,  1804,  served  in  Egypt,  the  Penin- 
sula, and  Waterloo,  wounded  at  Waterloo  18  June,  1815, 
gazetted  C.B.  for  services,  4  June,  1815,  re-gazetted  C.B. 
for  services  at  Waterloo  on  the  22nd  of  the  same  month, 
awarded  the  4th  Class  of  the  Order  of  St.  Wladimir  by  the 
Emperor  of  Russia  (Wellington's  despatches,  21  Aug.,  1815) 
retired  from  the  service  1816,  d.  unm.,  26  Aug.,  1826,  intestate, 


liis  niece  Anna  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall,  afterwards  Mrs.  Netter- 
ville  Blake,  being  his  heiress  at  law. 

VIII.  James  Nixon,  of  Rosskean,  Co.  Fermanagh,  appointed  J. P., 
Co.  Fermanagh.  14  Feb.,  1812,  d.  8  Nov.,  1816,  leaving  no 
lawful  issue. 

I.  Catherine  Nixon,  m.  Jan.  1785,  her  cousin,  Richard  Hudson,  of 
Dublin,  elder  son  of  Edward  Hudson,  by  Frances,  4th  dau.  of 
Richard  Hassard,  of  Garden  Hill,  Co.  Dublin.  They  had  seven 
sons  and  five  daus.,  for  whose  descendants,  Hudsons  and 
Carsons,  see  The  Family  of  Hassard,  by  the  Rev.  H.  B.  Swanzy, 
1903,  pp.  41-45. 

II.  Elizabeth  Nixon,  in.  18  Jan.,  1794,  John  Curry,  Barrister-at-law, 
of  Londonderry,  son  of  Samuel  Curry,  and  by  him,  who  d. 
18  Jan.,  1834,  had  at  her  death,  June,  1855,  in  her  85th  year, 
three     sons     and     five     daus.  : — 

1.  John  Montgomery  Curry   (Rev.)   B.A.,T.C.D.,  m.   Emily 

Middleton,  of  St.  Heliers,  Jersey,  and  had  one  dau.  : — 
Wilhelmina  Curry,   m.   H.   Cary,    son    of    the    Rev. 
Radcliffe   Joseph   Cary,   Rector  of  Desertegny,   Co. 
Donegal,  son  of  the  Rev.  Anthony  Grayson  Cary,  and 
had  one  child. 

2.  Alexander  Curry,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  Barrister-at-law,  b.  24  June, 

1802,  m.  28  March,  1844,  Caroline,  dau.  and  co-heiress 
of  Tristram  Cary,  of  White  Castle,  Co.  Donegal  and  The 
Casino,  Derry,  by  Henrietta  Sophia,  2nd  dau.  of  Lieut.- 
Colonel  Henry  John  Kearney,  of  White  Waltham,  Berks, 
eldest  son  of  the  Rev.  John  Kearney,  D.D.,  by  Henrietta, 
dau.  of  the  Rev.  the  Hon.  Henry  Brydges,  D.D.,  brother 
of  James  Brydges,  1st  Duke  of  Chandos.  Mr.  Curry  d. 
27  Dec,  1859,  leaving  four  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 

(1.)  John  Brydges  Curry,  6.  17  Jan.,  1845. 
(2.)  Henry    John    Kearney   Curry,    6.     5    July,    1850, 
d.  unm.,  Jan.,  1872. 

(3.)  Alexander  Curry,  b.  21  April,  1854,  d.  unm. 

(4.)  Tristram  Curry,  h.  10  May,  1857,  m.  Frances  Philippa, 
dau.  of  Thomas  Bedingfeld,  and  had  issue  : — 

i.  Alexander  Curry,  b.  Oct.,  1886. 

i.  Evelyn  Grayson  Curry,  m.  15  April,  1903,  Lieut. 
Charles  White,  R.N.,  son  of  the  Rev.  James 
White,  Vicar  of  St.  Peter's,  Paddiiigton, 
London,  and  has  : — 

Kathleen  Hawtrey  White. 


ii.  Hilda  Boys  Curry,  m.  18  Dec,  1905,  Pereiva 
T.   Nicholls,    Surgeon  R.N.,  2nd  son  of  H.  J. 

Nicholls,    of     Coed    Celyn,    Dolgelly,    North 

Wales,  and  has  : — 

Evelyn  Grayson  Bedingfeld  Nicholls. 
iii.  OUve  Curry, 
iv.  Blanche  Curry. 

(1.)  Henrietta  Curry. 

(2.)  Frances  Elizabeth  Curry,  m.  30  April,  1868,  Com- 
mander George  Herbert  Blake,  R.N.,  son  of  George 
Blake,  of  Bramerton  Hall,  Norfolk,  and  by  him. 
who  d.  4  March,  1907,  had  issue  : — 

i.  Herbert  Arthur  Blake,  6. 1  June,  1869,  d.  17  Aug., 

ii.  Tristram  Kennedy  Blake,  6.  3  Nov.,  1877. 
iii.  Sydney  Alexander  Blake,  6.  27  Nov.,  1880,  d.  20 

April,  1901. 
i.  Georgina  Alexa  idra  Blake,   m.   24   Nov.,    1897, 

William  James  Reid,  M.D.,  son  of  Capt.  Reid, 

95th  Regt. 
ii.  Caroline  Cary  Blake,  m.     1  July,  1903,  Claude 

Edward  Vance,  son    of  Capt.  Eustace  John 

Vance,  13th  Hussars,  son  of  Thomas  Vance, 

J.P.,  of  Blackrock  House,   Co.   Dublin,    and 

has  : — 

Caroline  Eveljni  Leigh  Vance, 
iii.  Florence  Mabel  Blake, 
iv.  Rosalie  Eileen  Margarite  Blake, 
v.  Frances  Marie  Helen  Blake. 
3.   George  Curry,  d.  unm. 

1.  Ann  Curry,  d.  unm. 

2.  Elizabeth  Curry,  d.  unm. 

3.  Margaret  Curry,  d.  unm. 

4.  Rebecca  Jane  Curry,  d.  unm. 

5.  Mary  Curry,  m.  her  cousin  William  Curry,  son  of  Joseph 

Curry,  and  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Joseph  Curry. 

(2.)  William  Curry,  of  Buncrana,  Co.  Donegal,  d. 
unm.  5  Sept.,  1858. 

(1.)  Elizabeth  Wilhelmina  Nixon  Curry,  d.  unm.,  7  Sept., 

III.  Mary  Nixon,  m.  deed  dated  14  July,  1804,  Denis  O'Donoughoe, 
and  d.  s.  p. 


IV.  Anne  Nixon. 

V.  Jane  Nixon,  m.  1804,Richard  Power, of  Rosskean,  Co.  Fermanagh, 
and  d.  2  Dec,  1839,  aged  ()3,  having  had  issue  : — 

1.  William  Power. 

2.  Alexander  Power,  of  Rosskean,  d.  1846. 
1.  Mary  Power,  m.  John  Tegarty. 

The  second  son  of  Alexander  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall,  by  Mary 
Montgomery  his  wife  (see  p.  68)  was  : — 

Tyholland,  Co.  Monaghan,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Monaghan,  1790, 
Major  Monaghan  MiUtia,  h.  1762,  educated  by  the  Rev.  C.  Meares 
(see  p.  141),  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  (as  Nixon)  5  July,  1779, 
aged  17,  did  not  graduate,  succeeded  to  Bessmount  under  the  will 
of  his  maternal  grandfather,  and  assumed  the  additional  name  of 
Montgomery.  He  m.  at  St.  Ann's,  Dublin,  18  Aug.,  1807,  Eliza,  dau. 
of  Arthur  Stanley,  of  Dawson  St.,  DubUn.  She  d.  8  May,  1827. 
Major  Nixon-Montgomery  d.  1  April,  1837,  having  had  eleven  children, 
who  bore  the  name  of  Montgomery  only.      They  were  : — 

I.  ALEXANDER,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Arthur  Henry  Montgomery,  of  Crieve  House,  Co,  Monaghan,  h. 
9  April,  1810,  m.  29  April,  1851,  Henrietta  Frances,  eldest 
dau.  of  the  Rev.  Francis  Chamley,  Vicar  of  Wicklow,  and 
d.  2  Dec,  1859,  having  had  issue  : — 

1.  Alexander  Nixon  Montgomery   (Rev.)  of  Carnaveagh,  Co. 

Monaghan,  Rector  of  Aughnamullen  in  that  Co.,  B.A,, 
T.C.D.,  h.  5  Oct.,  1852,  m.  1  Aug.,  1895,  Mary  Elizabeth, 
only  dau.  of  Thomas  Hanna,  of  Dublin,  by  Rhoda  Mary, 
dau.  of  Leonard  Dobbin,  of  Armagh,  by  Mary,  4th  dau. 
of  the  Rev.  George  Miller,  D.D.,  F.T.C.D.,  Rector  of 
Derryvoland,  Co.   Fermanagh.  Issue  : — 

Arthur  Henry  Montgomery,  h.  17  April,  1897. 

2.  Francis    Chamley    Montgomery,    D.S.O.,   Lieut.    Roberts' 

Horse,  h.  25  June,  1855,  served  in  the  South  African  War, 
d.  18  March,  1901,  of  wounds  received  iu  action  on  the 
previous  day  near  Lichtenburg,  Transvaal,  South  Africa. 

1.  Madeline  Montgomery. 

III.  Robert  Montgomery,  h.  29  Nov.,  1811,  d.  5  July,  1845. 

IV.  George  Montgomery,   M.D.,  of  Dubhn,    h.   15  Dec,   1814,  m. 

11  Aug.,  1842,  Elizabeth,  3rd  dau.  of  George  Arbuthnot  Holmes, 
of  Moorock,  King's  Co.,  eldest  son  of  Richard  Holmes,  of 
Prospect,  King's  Co.,  by  Anne,  dau.,  of  John  Arbuthnot,  of 
Rockfleet,  Co.  Mayo,  and  sister  of  the  Right  Hon.  Charles 
Arbuthnot,   P.C.,  M.P.,  the  Right  Rev.   Alexander  Arbuthnot, 


D.D.,  Bishop  of  Killaloe,  Lieut. -General  Sir  Robert  Arbuthnot, 
K.C.B.,  and  Lieut. -General  Sir  Thomas  Arbuthnot,  K.C.B. 
Dr.  Montgomery  d.  4  Nov.  1869,  and  his  widow  d.  21  Dec, 
1894,  having  had  one  son  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  Alexander  Nixon  Montgomery,  F.R.C.P.I.,  of  Dublin, 
h.  1  May,  1847,  wi.  15  Sept.,  1885,  Anna  Sophia,  3rd  dau. 
of  Benjamin  Samuel  Adams,  of  Shinan  House,  Co.  Cavan, 
by  his  first  wife,  Georgina  Charlotte,  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
George  Hickson,  Vicar  of  Magheracloone,  diocese  of 
Clogher,  and  has  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  George  Alexander  Nixon   Montgomery,  h.  19  Nov., 
1886,  d.  13  July,  1887. 

(2.)  Alexander  Nixon   Montgomery,  h.  18  May,  1894. 

(1.)  Jeannie  Holmes  Montgomery. 

(2.)  Georgina  Hickson  Montgomery. 

(3.)  Anna  Elizabeth  Mary  Montgomery. 

1.  Jeannie   Holmes   Montgomery,  m.   17   Sept.,   1873,  as  his 

second  wife,  Benjamin  Samuel  Adams,  of  Shinan  House, 
J.P.,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Cavan,  1866,  Lieut.  12th  Regt., 
son  of  Capt.  Charles  James  Adams,  R.N.,  J. P.,  of  Shinan 
House,  by  Anne  Jane,  dau.  of  Capt.  William  Foster,  of 
Fosterstown,  Co.  Meath,  and  d.  13  June,  1876,  having 
had  by  him,  who  d.  3  June,  1899,  issue  : — 
(1.)  EUzabeth  Montgomery  Azalina  Adams,  d.  1876. 
(2.)  Jeannie  Holmes  Adams,  d.  5  Jan.,  1888. 

2.  Elizabeth  Stanley  Montgomery. 

3.  Mary  Montgomery. 

V.  Handcock  Montgomery,  6.  20  June,   1816,  m.  23  May,   1838, 

Alicia,  sister  of  Elizabeth,  Marchioness  of    Westmeath,  and 

dau.  of  David  Verner,  of  Churchill,  Co.  Armagh,  brother  of 

Sir  William  Verner,  Bart.      Mr.  Montgomery  d.  8  May,  1839, 

leaving  by  his  vdie>  (who  m.  2nd,  20  July,   1846,  Langford 

Kennedy,  H.E.I.C.S.,  and  d.  8  Aug.,  1859)  an  only  child  :— 

Alexander  Nixon  Montgomery,  Capt.,  7th  Royal  Fusiliers, 

and    Commandant    I.N.N.C,   J. P.,    Natal,    of    Ismont, 

Mid-Ilow,   Natal,     author     of     The    Natal    Magistrate, 

Hints  about  Egypt,  and  various  pamphlets,  b.  23  March, 

1839,  m.  4  Jan.,  1861,  Istere  Alicia,  4th  dau.  of  Solomon 

Atrutel,  of    Gibraltar,     of    the  race  of    the    Sephardim, 

and  by  her,   who  d.    14  June,  1900,  has  had   five   sons 

and  nine  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Roger  Montgomery,  6.  3  June,  1863,  rf.  19  Sept..  1863. 


(2.)  John  Willoughby  Verner  Montgomery,  Capt.  0.  C.  D. 
Squadron,  Natal  Carbineers  in  Natal  Vol.  Composite 
Regt.,  served  through  the  South  African  War 
(mentioned  in  despatches,  Queen's  and  King's 
medals  with  six  clasps)  and  in  the  Native  Rebellion, 
1906,  (medal),    h.  18  May,  1867. 

(3.)  Gabriel  Charles  Langford  Montgomery,  h.  30 
March,  1874,   d.  22  Aug.,  1874. 

(4.)  Waldyve  David  Montgomery,  h.  2  April,  1875,  d.  19 
July,  1875. 

(5.)  Quintin  Hogg  Montgomery,  served  throughout  the 
South  African  War  in  the  Natal  Carbineers  and 
Composite  Regt.  (Queen's  and  King's  medals  with 
clasps),  6.  26  June,  1877,  m.  1  Oct.,  1903,  Adelaide 
Maud,  2nd  dau.  of  John  A.  de  Waal  Berning,  and 
grand-dau.  of  F.  S.  Berning,  Registrar  of  Deeds, 
Colony  of  Natal,  and  has  issue  : — 

i.  Roger  Quintin  Montgomery,  h.  5  May,  1906. 
i.  Dulcia  Maud  Montgomery. 

(1.)  Alethe  Sylva  Montgomery,  m.  13  Dec,  1880,  Leonard 
Guise  Wingfield-Stratford,  of  Powerscourt,  Natal, 
grandson  of  Lieut. -Colonel  the  Hon.  John  Wingfield- 
Stratford,  son  of  Richard  Wingfield,  3rd  Viscount 
Powerscourt,  by  Lady  Emilia  Stratford,  dau.  of  John 
1st  Earl  of  Aldborough.    Issue  : — 

i.  Mervyn    Edward       John     Wingfield-Stratford, 

6.  17  Sept.,  1883. 
i.  Maud  Frances  Jane  Wingfield-Stratford. 
ii.  Agnes  Mary  Wingfield-Stratford. 
iii.  Murielle  Victoria  Alethe  Wingfield-Stratford. 
iv.  Hermione  Wingfield-Stratford. 
(2.)  Blanche  Lucia  Montgomery,  m.  8  April,  1891,  Edward 
Harry  Hayes,   of    Hardington,    Natal,    2nd    son  of 
George  Bevan  Hayes,  of  Khpspruit,  Natal,  son   of 
the  Rev.  James  Hayes,  M.A.,  Vicar  of  Wybunbur}-, 
Cheshire,  and  has  a  dau. : — 
Virginia  Lucia  Hayes. 
(3.)  Dulcia    Gabriella    Montgomery,    d.    in  infancy,     19 

July,  1865. 
(4.)  Grace  Dorothea  Montgomery,  m.  16  Dec,  1891,  Richard 
Ne%dlle    Wingfield-Stratford,    of    Wmgfield,    Nalal, 
6th    son    of     John    Wingfield-Stratford,    J. P.,  D.L., 
of  Addington  Place,  Ken^  by  Jane,  dau.  of  General 


Sir  John  Wright  Guise,   Bart.,   G.C.B.,  of  Elmore 
Court,  Gloucestershire  and  has  : — 

i.  Esme  John  Richard  Wingfield-Stratford,  b.    12 

Feb.,    1897, 
ii.  Georgina  Grace  Ida  Wingfield-Stratford. 

(5.)  Muriel  Constance  Montgomery,  d.  in  infancy,  15 
Oct.,  1868. 

(6 )  Istere    Octavia    Montgomery,    m.    24    Feb.     1897, 
Reginald    Dewhurst,  of  Apsley,  Natal,  3rd    son    of 
Henry  Dewhurst,  of  Fartown  Hall,  Huddersfield,  and 
Highfield,  Eastbourne,  and  has  a  dau.  : — 
Istere  Dewhurst. 

(7.)  Alexandra  Rogeria  Louisa  Montgomery,  m.  23  Feb., 
1905,  Frank  Foxton  Beaumont,  of  Skirbeck,  Ixopo, 
Natal,  only  son  of  William  Foxton  Beaumont,  of 
Skirbeck,  Weymouth,  and  had  : — 

William  Alexander  Beaumont,  b.   30  March, 
1906,  d.  2  April,  1906. 

(8.)  Edith  Lavinia  Decima  Montgomery. 
(9.)  Irene  Sibyl  Theresa  Montgomery, 

VI.  Thomas  Montgomery,  b.  7  May,  1818,  d.  same  day. 
VII.  Mark  Anthony  Montgomery,  Ensign  67th  Regt.,  6.  9  Sept.,  1823, 
killed  by  a  fall  ffom  his  horse,  26  April,  1844. 

I.  Anna  Maria  Montgomery,  b.  24  May,  1809,  m.  15  June,  1832, 
her  cousin,  George  Alcock  Nixon,  M.D.,  and  d.  7  April,  1842, 
leaving  issue,  see  p.  73. 
II.  Mary  Montgomery,  b.  13  Feb.,  1813,  ?«.  8  June,  1841,  Robert 
Adams,  M.D.,  Surgeon  in  Ordinary  to  the  Queen  in  Ireland, 
and  d.  29  May,  1851,  having  had  by  him,  who  d.  13  Jan.,  1875, 
two  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  Robert  Adams,  Lieut.  98th  Regt.,  d.  24  April,  1880. 

2.  Samuel  Adams. 

1.  Mary  Alicia  Adams,  w.  1st,  28  April,  1869,  Capt.  ThomavS 
Coote,  of  Racconnell  House,  Co.  Monaghan,  J.P.,  D.L., 
High  Sheriff,  Co.  Monaghan,  1869,  son  of  Major  Thomas 
Coote,  of  Brandrum,  same  Co.,  J.P.,  D.L.,  and  by  him 
who  d.  18  Jan.,  1880,  had  with  other  issue  : — 

(1.)  Thomas  Coote,  h.  1870,  w.  and  has  issue. 

She  7n.  2nd,  9  Sept.,  1882,  James  Charles  Wolfe,  eldest  son 
of  the  Ven.  John  Charles  Wolfe,  D.D.,  Archdeacon  of 
Clogher  and  Rector  of  Clontibret,  Co.  Monaghan,  and  had 
issue  : — 
(1.)  John  Charles  Wolfe,  b.  14  June,  d.  26  Aug.,  188^}. 


(2.)  James  Charles  Wolfe,  b.  20  Oct.,  1884. 

(3.)  Richard  Straubenzie   Wolfe,  h.  7  Dec,    1886,  d.  28 

Sept.,  1888. 
(1.)  Nora  Dorothy  Wolfe,  (/.  11  Sept.,  1888. 
(2.)  Eileen  Wolfe. 
Anna  Charlotte  Adams,  m.  9  Dec,  1873,  Edward  Richardson, 
of  Poplar  Vale,  Co.  Monaghan,  J.P.,  D.L.,  High  Sheriff, 
1871,  Lieut.    41st  and  80th  Regts.,  eldest  son    of    Capt. 
John   Richardson,   40th  and   83rd   Regts.,   by  Frances, 
dau.  of  George  Jacson,  of  Barton  Hall.  Lancashire,  and 
by  him,  who  d.  9  July,  1883,  had  at  her  death,  19  March 
1882,  issue  :— 

(1.)  Edward  John  Richardson,  of  Poplar  Vale,  J.P.,  D.L., 
High   Sheriff,    1902,    Capt.    5th    Batt.    Royal    Irish 
Fusiliers,  6.  16  Sept.,  1874. 
(2.)  Robert  Adams  Richardson,  6.  19  Dec,  1875,  d.  wim. 

in  South  Africa,  26  July,  1899. 
(3.)  Charles  Roger  Richardson,  h.  24  Feb.,  1879. 
(4.)  George   Clements  Kirkwood  Richardson,  b.  31  Dec, 

(1.)   Frances  Dorothy  Richardson,  d.  young,  1877. 
(2.)   Mary  Eleanor  Richardson. 
,.  Jane   Caroline  Adams,    m.  3  April,    1867,  Colonel  Frank 
Edmund  West,  Madras  Staff  Corps,  youngest  son  of  John 
Beatty  West,  Q.C.,M.P.  for  Dublin,  1841-2  (see  also  p.  114), 
and  by  him,  who  d.  2  Oct.,  1885,  had  at  her  death,  23 
April,  1906,  issue  : — 
(1.)  Victor  Robert  Beatty  West,  Capt.  5th  Batt.  Royal 

Irish  Fusiliers,  b.  Aug.,  1871. 
(1.)  Hilda  Mary  Caroline  West,  m.  28  Aug.,  1889,  Theodore 
Dickson    Browne,   M.D.,   of   Benburb,  Co.  Tyrone, 
and  has  had  issue  : — 
i.  Francis    William    Henry    Browne,    h.    29    May, 

1890,  d.  8  Jan.,  1906. 
ii.  Alexander  Edward  West  Browne,  b.  10  June, 

1893,  d.  Sept.,  1895. 
iii.  Theodore  Victor  Browne,  b.  29  July,  1897. 
i.  Hilda  Theodore  Geraldine  Mabel  Browne. 
(2.)  Elma  Jane  Geraldine  West. 
(3.)  Zelda  Anne  Frances  West. 
(4.)  Sylvia  Violet  West. 
(5.)  Ethel  Maude  West. 


III.  Elizabeth  Montgomery,  h.  29  Dec,  1820,  m.  23  May,  1845,  James 

Power,  of   Colehill  House,  Co.  Longford,  and  has  issue. 

IV.  Jane  Caroline  Montgomery,  h.  14  Dec,  1824,  d.  20  May,  1889. 

The  eldest  son  of  Major  Alexander  Nixon-Montgomery  (p.  77),  was  : — 

ALEXANDER  MONTGOMERY,  of  Kilquade  House,  Delgany,  Co. 
Wicklow,  J.P.,  Co.  Monaghan,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Monaghan,  1832, 
B.A.,T.C.D.,  h.  17  May,  1808,  w.  8  Oct.,  1846,  Henrietta,  dau.  of  Major 
Randal  Stafford,  of  Tully  House,  Co.  Cavan,  by  Letitia,  eldest  dau. 
of  Colonel  the  Hon.  Arthur  Cole- Hamilton,  of  Beltrim,  Co.  Tyrone, 
son  of  John,  1st  Lord  Mountflorence,  and  brother  of  William 
Willoughby,  1st  Earl  of  Enniskillen.  Mr.  Montgomery  d.  25  June,  1881, 
and  his  widow  d.  5  Sept.,  1894,  having  had  a  son  : — 

ALEXANDER  MONTGOMERY,  of  Kilquade  House,  /;.  12  May, 
1851,  m.  4  April,  1873,  Mary,  dau.  of  Major  William  Lane,  and  great- 
grand -dau.  of  Colonel  George  Lane,  of  Lanespark,  Co.  Tipperary,  and 
(L  27  Dec,  1878,  ha\dng  had  issue  : — 

I.  Alexander  Montgomery,  d.  young,  6  June,  1877. 


The  younger  son  : — 

1878,  is  the  present  representative,  in  the  male  line,  of  the  Nixons 
of  Nixon  Hall,  descended  from  Thomas  Nixon,  of  Kingstown,  Co. 
Fermanagh,  3rd  son  of  George  Nixon,  of  Granshagh. 


Fro)n  a  2Iiiii(ilun,  dated  1761,  hi  pot-srssiim  of  the  Fuv.  T.  Erxkiitc  Swcinzij- 


Daughter  uf  the  Mev.  Mathew  Fieiich,  and  wife  vt  tlie 
Mev.  Aiuh'ew  Nixon. 

From  (I  Mittiittiii'c,  dated  1701,  ///  iiosucnsioii  ol  tlic  Itcc.  '1.  Ersld/ii  i->ira/iZ[/. 

Tu  face  ij.  83. 


Nixon  ob'  Nixon  Lodge.    Swanzy  of  Avelreaoh. 

The  youngest  son  of  Thomas  Nixou,  of  Kingstown  (see  p.  66),  was  :  — 

THE  REV.  ANDREW  NIXON,  of  Nixon  Lodge  (or  Artonagh). 
Drumlane,  near  Beiturbet,  Co.  Cavan,  Vicar  of  Ahamplish,  diocese  of 
Elphin,  b.  J 710,  son  of  Thomas,  "  Leutenantis,"  educated  at  Enniskillen 
under  Dr.  Adams,  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  19  June,  1726,  aged 
16,  B.A.,  1730,  m.,  prerogative  marriage  licence  bond  10  March,  17-37, 
Marianne,  elder  dau.  and  co-heiress  of  the  Rev.  Mathew  French,  B.A., 
Prebendary  of  Kilroot,  Co.  Antrim,*  only  son  of  Mathew  French,  of 
Dublin,  who  was  uncle  of  Humphrey  French,  M.P.  for  Dublin  and 
Lord  Mayor  of  that  city,  "  the  Good  Lord  Mayor,"  and  2nd  son  of 
Mathew  French,  of  Beiturbet,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Cavan,  1677,  see  Part 
I.,  Family  of  French,  p.  19.  Mr.  Nixon,  who  lived  most  of  his  life  in 
Beiturbet,  acquired  considerable  landed  property  in  Cos.  Cavan  and 
Fermanagh,  some  of  which  was  purchased  with  money  left  to  him 
by  his  brother,  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  in  1767.  He  d.  at 
Beiturbet,  6  Jan.,  1774,  and  his  successor,  the  Rev.  Matthew 
Browne,  was  collated  to  Ahamplish  the  same  month,  in  room  of 
the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  deceased.  {The  Public  Gazetteer^  1  Feb.,  1774). 
His  will,  dated  18  Dec,  1773,  was  proved  in  the  Prerogative  Court, 
22  Jan.,  1774.  See  Appendix  IV.  His  widow,  Marianne  Nixon,  d. 
m  Grafton  St.,  Dublin,  15  March,  1775,  and  her  will,  dated  24  Nov., 
1774,  was  not  proved  till  28  Nov.,  1777,  by  Alexander  Nixon  of  Nixon 
Hall,  the  nephew  and  executor.  Their  descendant,  the  Rev.  T.  Erskine 
Swanzy,  has  miniatures  of  Andrew  Nixon  and  his  wife,  dated  1761, 
here  reproduced.  The  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon  had  issue  f  (besides  another 
son  Brinsley  Nixon,  d.  intestate,  admon.  granted  to  his  father,  15  April, 
1765)  four  sons  and  three  daus.,  viz.  : — 

I.  HUMPHREY,  of  whom  presently,  p.  86. 

II.  Mathew  Nixon,  of  Ballyhaise  and  Annagh,  Co.  Cavan,  J.P.,  Co. 
Cavan,  4  March,  1778,  Ensign  61st  Foot,  (Gray's  Regt.),  28 
Feb.,  1766,  m.,  marriage  licence  bond  6  Dec,  1769,  Elizabeth, 

*  Chancery  Bill,  28  March,  1739,  Tisdall  v.  Nixon,  Fanning  and  French. 

t  Burke's  Landed  Oentry,  1863,  vo\.  II.,  p.  1086,  states  that  the  Rev.  Andrew 
Nixon  had  married  before,  and  was  father  of  Andrew,  ancestor  of  the  Brinsley 
Nixons.  This  is  disproved  by  a  Chancery  Bill.  20  Dec,  1766.  Nixou  v.  Nixon,  see 
further,  p.  138 



dau.  of  Edward  Reilly,  of  Tullyco,  Co.  Cavan,  and  widow  of 
Marshall  Mee,  eldest  son  of  John  Mee,  of  Butler's  Bridge, 
Co.  Cavan.*  Mr.  Nixon  d.  s.  p.  I.  1  Jan.,  1800,1  and  was 
buried  at  Beltuibet  on  the  3rd. 

III.  Adam  Nixon,  of  Creeny,  Co.  Cavan,  Ensign  53rd  Foot,  20  Feb., 

1767,  Cornet  13th  Light  Dragoons,  6  June,  1770,  m.  Rose, 
dau.  of  Richard  Phepoe,  of  Dublin,J  and  d.  intestate  30  May, 
1808,  §  admon.  granted  19  Aug.,  1808,  having  had  two  sons  : — 1| 

1.  Richard  Phepoe  Nixon,  Lieut.  19th  Regt.,  7  Aug.,  1807,  and 

Adjutant  of  the  Regt.,  b.  about  1770,  will  dated  at  Point 
de  Galle,  Ceylon,  22  May,  1810,  in  which  he  leaves  his 
property  of  Kilmore,  Co.  Cavan,  to  his  cousin,  James 
Swanzy,  of  Austin  Friars,  Loudon  (see  p.  103).  R.  P. 
Nixon  d.  before  7  Sept.,  1810,  but  the  will,  of  which 
James  Swanzy  and  Harry  Swanzy  were  executors,  was 
not  proved  till  29  April,  1815. 

2.  Andrew  Nixon,  b.  about  1771,  must  have  d.  before  19  Aug., 

1808,  when  R.  P.  Nixon  was  his  father's  only  next  of  Idn. 

IV.  GEORGE,   of   Lurgan   Lodge,   Co.   Cavan,   High  Sheriff,    Co. 

Fermanagh,  1785,  for  whose  marriages  and  descendants, 
see  p.  96. 
I.  ANNE,  m.  settlements  ^  10  Oct.,  1765,  Henry  Swanzy,  of 
Avelreagh,  and  Harrymount,  Co.  Monaghan,  and  d.  4  Feb., 
1822,  having  had  ten  children,  for  whom  and  their  descendants, 
see  pp.  99-127. 
II.  Frances  Nixon,  who  lived  from  1765  with  her  sister  Mrs.  Swanzy** 
until  1822.  She  d.  uwm.  at  Maytone,  Co.  Armagh,  the 
residence  of  her  niece,  Mrs.  Mather,  and  was  buried  in  the 
Swanzy  vault  at  Clontibret,  22  Oct.,  1830,  aged  80.  Will 
dated  11  Feb.,  1822. 
III.  Barbara  Nixon,  m.  8  Dec,  1778,  Isaiah  Corry,  of  Ballytrain, 
Co.  Monaghan,  uncle  of  Colonel  Thomas  Charles  Stewart 
Corry,  of  Rockcorry  Castle,  M.P.  for  Co.  Monaghau,  and  son 
of  the  Rev.  John  Corry,  J.P.,  of  Fairfield,  Rockcorry,  Co. 
Monaghan.  Mr.  Corry's  will,  dated  16  Dec.  1811,  was  proved 
28  April,  1820,  executors  his  nephews  James  Swanzy  and 
Henry  Swanzy,  also  Arthur  Irwin  and  Barbara  Corry.    Mrs. 

*  Chancery  Bill,  12  June,  1772,  Nixon  v.  Mee. 
t  Exchequer  Bill,  6  March,  1807,  King  v.  Swanzy. 
%  Exchequer  Bill,  14  Feb.,  1784,  Nixon  v.  Hearne. 
§  House  of  Lords'  Journals,  1817,  p.  I82a,  Hamilton  v.  Swanzy. 
11  Chancery  Bill,  27  May,  1791,  Adam  Nixon  v.  Rev.  Charles  Meares. 
^  Chancery  Bill,  29  July,  1775,  Swanzy  v.  Fetherston. 

**  Exchequer  Bill  30  Jan.,  1779,  Henry  Swanzy  and  Anne  his  wife,  v.  Humphrey 
Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge,  and  Alexander  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall. 


Corry,    who   was  his   second   wife,    d.    June,  1826,   having 
had  one  son  and  nine  daus.,  viz.  : — 

1.  Mathew  Nixon  Corry,  sometime  of    Rockcorry,   and   of 

Armagh,  m.  31  Aug.,  1826,  Maria,  dau.  of  Major  Thomas 
Baylis,  Deputy  Assistant  Adjutant  General  at  Dublin, 
She  d.  1845. 
1.'  Maria  Corry,  m.  1st  in  April,  1805,  William  Cuming,  of 
Rockfield,  Co.  Down,  who  d.  before  1809,|  and  2nd, 
Patrick  Reynolds.     She  d.  s.  p.  10  June,  1812. 

2.  Barbara  Corry,  m.  Robert  Campbell,  and  had  : — 

(1.)  William  Cuming  Campbell. 
(1.)  Maria  Campbell,  d.  young. 

3.  Prudentia  Corry,  m.  James  Shannon. 

4.  Georgina  Corry. 

5.  Sophia  Corry,  d.  3  April,  1815,  in  her  21st  year, 

6.  Emilia  Corry,  m.  25  May,  1818,  Burton  Tandy,   of  Morning- 

ton  House,  Co.  Meath,  and  d.  May,  1861,  having  had  four 
sons  and  five  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Burton  Tandy,  b.  18  June,  1824,  killed  in  the 
American  war,  1861,  unm. 

(2.)  John  Siree  Tandy,  b.  11  March,  1829,  d.  unm.,  1852. 

(3.)  Isaiah  Stewart  Corry  Tandy,  of  Mornington  House, 
and  of  Kilnahoura,  Ballyhooly,  Co.  Cork,  b.  27  Feb., 
1831,  m.  1862  Jane  Charlotte,  3rd  dau.  of  Capt. 
Richard  Gethin  Creagh  Coote,  54th  Regt.,  son  of  Major 
Eyre  Coote,  27th  Regt.,  who  was  nephew  of  General 
Sir  Eyre  Coote,  K.B.,  Commander  in  Chief  in  India. 
Mr.  Tandy  d.  26  Sept.,  1876,  and  his  wife  d.  29  Jan., 
1892,  having  had  issue  : — 

i.  Richard  Gethin  Siree  Tandy,   b.  23  June,  1865, 
d.  11  Oct.,  1883. 
ii.    Aubrey  Belmore  Corry  Tandy,  6.  8  June,  1868, 

(?.  23  March,  1884. 
iii,  Isaiah  Stewart  Corry  Tandy,  b.  23  Aug.,  1869, 
m.    30   Jan.,     1900,     Ada,     eldest    dau.     of 
Frederick  D.  Davies,  and  has  : — 
1.  Frederick  Stewart  Corry  Tandy,  6.  30  Dec, 

1.  Noel  Tandy. 

2,  Florence  Tandy. 

*  Chancery  Bill,  27  Jan.,  1813,  M'Clean  v.  Corry. 


i.  Elizabeth  Jane  Corry  Tandy,  m.  19  July,  1889, 
Robert  Edward  Bullen,  son  of  Edward 
Harnett  Bullen,  of  Ballythomas,  Co.  Cork, 
by  Theodosia  Isabella,  dau.  of  Capt.  Richard 
Gethin  Creagh  Coote,  see  p.  85.  He  d.  15 
March,  1904,  leaving  issue  : — 

1.  Gerald  Bullen. 

2.  Robert  Bullen. 
1.  Marjorie  Bullen. 

ii.  Kathleen   Marion   Corry   Tandy,    m.    26  April, 
1902,   Henry  F.   Chidley,   B.A.,   Solicitor,  of 
iii.  Alice  Maud  Corry  Tandy. 

iv.  Mary  Emily   Corry   Tandy,   m.    7    Nov.,    1900, 

Charles  Cranswick,  of  Bridlington,  Yorkshire, 

3rd  son  of  William  Cranswick,  of  Field  House, 


(4).  Richard  Sydney  Tandy,  b.  16  Dec,  18.34,  d.  aged  7. 

(1).  Sophia  Tandy,  m.  1st.,  16  Aug.,  18.39,  Thomas  Monck 
Cobbe,  2nd  son  of  General  George  Cobbe,  R.H.A., 
who  was  grandson  of  Colonel  Thomas  Cobbe,  M.P., 
of  Newbridge,  Co.  Dublin,  by  Lady  Elizabeth 
Beresford,  dau.  of  Marcus,  1st  Earl  of  T}Tone,  and 
sister  of  George,  1st  Marquis  of  Waterford.  She  m. 
2nd Bimey,  and  d.  s.  p. 

(2).  Eliza  Tandy,  d.  1822,  aged  2. 

(3).  Emily  Tandy,  m.  1st Moorhead,  and  2nd  John 


(4).  Catherine  Corry  Tandy,  d.  1853. 

(5).  Alicia  Cooper  Tandy,  m.  John  Brennan. 

7.  JuUa  Corry,  m.  18  Sept.,  1826,  John  Siree,  of  Gloucester 

St.,  Dubhn. 

8.  Harriet  Corry. 

9.  Catherine  Corry. 

The  eldest  son  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon  and  Marianne  French, 
(p.  83),  was  : — 

HUMPHREY  NIXON,  of  Nixon  Lodge,  Belturbet,  Co.  Cavan,  and 
Drummarriet,  Co.  Fermanagh,  High  Sheriff  of  Co.  Cavan,  1777,  and  Co. 
Fermanagh,  1784,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan  4  July,  1767,  Lieut.  51st  Regt., 
half  pay,  1763,  educated  by  Dr.  Gouldsbury,  entered  Trinity  College, 
Dublin,  9  Oct.,  1757,  aged  18,  but  did  not  graduate,  m.  at  Ballymena, 
8  Aug.,  1781,  Anne,  sister  of  the  Right  Hon.  Sir  John  Stewart,  Bart., 
of  Ballygawley,  Co.  Tyrone,  M.P.  for  Augher,  1794-98,  Bangor  1798, 


and  Co.  Tyrone  in  five  Parliaments  from  1801  to  1826,  Attorney- 
General  for  Ireland,  and  eldest  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Hugh  Stewart,  Rector 
of  Termonmaguiik,  diocese  of  Armagh,  by  Sarah,  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
Andrew  Hamilton,  D.D.,  of  Donagheady,  Co.  Tyrone,  by  his  wife, 
dau.  and  heiress  of  Sir  William  Conyngham,  Bart.,  Humphrey  Nixon* 
d.  12  June,  1810,  and  was  buried  at  Belturbet,  having  had  two  sons  and 
six  daus.,  viz. : — 

I.  Humphrey  Stewart  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge,  High  Sheriff  Co. 
Fermanagh  1809,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan  25  March,  1814,  Capt. 
Fermanagh  Militia  31  July,  1808,  h.  8  Aug.,  1787,  m.  at 
Moneyglass,  11  June,  1807,  Britannia,  fourth  dau.  of  Colonel 
Thomas  Morris-Jones,  of  Moneyglass,  Co.  Antrim,  High 
Sheriff  Co.  Armagh,  1779,  J.P.  Co.  Antrim,  (by  Letitia, 
only  dau.  of  Charles  Hamilton,  of  Mountjoy  and  Belcoo,  Co. 
Fermanagh)  son  of  Thomas  Morris-Jones,  of  Moneyglass, 
(by  Elizabeth,  eldest  dau.  of  Robert  Cope,  of  Loughgall,  Co. 
Armagh,  M.P.  Co.  Armagh,  by  Elizabeth,  only  dau.  of  Sir 
WilUam  Fownes,  Bart.,  of  Woodstock,  Co.  Kilkenny,  Lord 
Mayor  of  Dublin,  1708)  only  son  of  William  Morris-Jones,  of 
Moneyglass,  the  famous  "  Bumper  Sciuire  Jones  "  of  Dawson's 
song.  Capt.  Nixon  sold  Nixon  Lodge, f  and  went  to  Australia. 
He  had  by  her,  who  had  d.  about  1840,  seven  sons  and  four 
daus. : — 

1.  Humphrey  Robert  Nixon,  of  Millview,  Belturbet,  h.  1809, 

m.  1  Nov.,  1837,  Maria,  sister  of  Sir  Hew  Crawfurd- 
PoUok,  Bart.,  of  Pollok  Castle,  Renfrewshire,  and  dau. 
of  Capt.  Hew  Crawfurd,  of  Balgray  House,  same  Co. 
Mr.  Nixon  d.  s.  p.  11  April,  1853,  and  his  widow  d.  13 
May,   1869. 

2.  Thomas  Nixon,  drowned  while  bathing  in  Drumlane  Lake, 

15  June,  1846. 

3.  Henry  Nixon,  d.  in  the  West  Indies. 

4.  George  Nixon,  bapt.  at  Drumlane,  9  July,  1820. 

5.  William  Nixon,  b.  29  April,  1823,  d.  young. 

6.  William  Nixon,  b.  16  Nov.,  1824,  went  to  Australia. 

7.  Robert  Nixon,  d.  in  Adelaide  about  1902. 

^  The  following  inscription  is  in  Drumlane  Churchyard.  "  Erected  to  the 
memory  of  Owen  Rourke,  who  departed  this  life  Dec.  29,  1788,  Aged  43  years. 
This  monument  was  erected  by  Humphrey  Nixon,  Esq.,  his  late  master,  in 
cTatitude  for  his  most  imexampled  fidelity."  {Journal  of  the  Society  for  the  Preserva- 
rtoji  of  the  Memorial  of  the  Dead,  Vol.  IV..  p.  198.) 

I  The  advertisement  of  sale  appeared  in  The  Dublin  Evening  Post,  16  June,  1846. 
The  property  extended  over  428  statute  acres,  comprising  the  lands  of  Upper 
Ardens.  Lower  Ardens,  Gartbrattain  and  Artonagh.  Roimd  Nixon  Lodge,  on  the 
lands  of  Artonagh,  was  much  ornamental  planting  consisting  of  upwards  of  30,000 
registered  trees. 

1.  Letitia  Nixon,  m.  Feb.,  1833  Major  James  Baillie,  J. P.,  of 

Carrig  Hill,  Belturbet,  38tli  Regt.,  and  Royal  South 
Down  Militia,  who  d.  12  June,  1857,  aged  83. 

2.  Anna  Nixon,  bapt.  1816,  d.  in  DubUn,  11  Dec,  1831. 

3.  Britannia  Nixon,  bapt.  1  Aug.,  1817.  m.  her  first  cousin, 

Charles  Henry  Crookshank,  son  of  the  Rev.  Charles  Henry 
Crookshank,  Rector  of  TyhoUand,  Co.  Monaghan  (by 
Harriet,  7th  dau.  of  Colonel  Thomas  Morris-Jones,  of 
Moneyglass),  4th  son  of  the  Hon.  Alexander  Crookshank, 
M.P.  for  Belfast,  one  of  the  Judges  of  the  Court  of  Common 
Pleas  in  Ireland.  Mr.  Crookshank  d.  at  Penwortham, 
near  Adelaide,  South  Australia,  1867,  and  his  widow 
d.  s.  p.  about  1896. 

4.  Helen  Nixon,  bapt.  31  Jan.,  1819. 

II.  Henry  Stewart  Nixon,  Lieut.  10th  Regt.,  15  March,  1810,  Lieut, 
in  army,  15  Sept.,  1808,  half  pay  25  June,  1816,  d.  Feb.,  1840. 

I.  Sarah  Nixon,  m.  Jan.,  1805,  Nicholas  ElHs,  of  Lisnaroe,  Clones, 
son  of  Hercules  Ellis,  by  Frances,  dau.  of  Nicholas  Coddington, 
of  Oldbridge,  Co.  Meath,  by  Mary,  dau.  of  Henry  Tenison, 
M.P.  for  Monaghan,  eldest  son  of  the  Most  Rev.  Richard 
Tenison,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Meath.  They  had  two  sons  and  five 
daus.  : — 

1.  Hercules  Ellis,  of  HoUycourt,  Blackrock,  Barrister-at-law, 

author  of  The  Songs  of  Ireland  (Dublin,  1849)  d.  28  Aug., 

2.  Thomas  Ellis. 

1.  Anna  Ellis. 

2.  Frances   Ellis,  m.   1830,  Edward  Kellett,   son   of   Robert 

Kellett,  of  Waterstown,  Co.  Meath,  and  went  to 
AustraUa,  where  she  d.  having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Robert  Kellett,  d. 
(2.)  Edward  Kellett. 
(3.)  William  Kellett. 
(4.)  James  Kellett. 

(1.)  Mary   Kellett,    m.   Mr.   Beit,  and  was    killed   in    a 
carriage  accident. 

(2.)  Sarah  Kellett,  /«.  1st  Mr.  Beit,  and  2nd  Mr.  Cruise, 
and  had  a  son,  by  her  first  marriage. 

(3.)  Frances  Kellett,    m.  Mr.  Woodward,    and  had  two 
sons  and  a  dau. 

(4.)  Fredsweda  Kellett,   m.  Mr.   Cruise,  brother  of  lier 
sister's  husband,  and  had  twin  sons. 


3.  Maria  Ellis. 

4.  Eliza  Rebecca  Ellis. 

5.  Harriet  Ellis,  d.  12  Feb.,  1899. 

II.  MarianiK^  Nixon,  m.  1st,  in  June,  1804,  Thomas  Morris-Jones- 
Hamilton,  Capt.  Antrim  Militia,  2nd  son  of  Colonel  Thomas 
Morris-Jones.     He  d.  s.  p.,  v.  p.,  from  a  fall  from  his   horse, 
12  Oct.,  1807,  and  she   m.    2nd  at    Ahoghill,    10  Dec,  1811, 
Edward    Hudson,     of     Loughbrickland,     Co.     Down,     and 
Gardiner's  Place,  Dublin,  son  of  the  Rev.  Edward  Hudson, 
Rector  of  Portglenone,  Co.  Antrim.      By  her  2nd  husband, 
who  d.  1  Nov.,  1817,  and  was  buried  at  Loughbrickland,  she 
had,  at  her  death,  11  Jan.,  1867,  two  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 
! .  Edward  Hudson,  of  Trentham,  Leopardstown,  Co.  Dublin, 
Solicitor,  m.  12  July,  1853,  his  cousin,  Emily  Eleanor, 
3rd  dau.  of  the  Rev.  WilUam  Grattan,  by  Anna  Selina, 
dau.  of  Humphrey  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge,  and  d.  30 
Sept.,  1896,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  30  Oct.,  1894, 
issue  : — 

(1.)  Edward  Hudson,  d.  in  Australia. 
(2.)  "William  Herbert  Hudson, 
(l.)  Anne  Hudson. 

(2.)  Mary  Florence  Hudson,  rn.  28  Oct.,  1890,  the  Rev. 
Francis  Henry  John  Dopping,  M.A.,  of  Erne  Head, 
Co.  Longford,  Vicar  of  Columbkill,  only  son  of  Robert 
Dopping,  of  Erne  Head,  by  Frances,  dau.  of  Robert 
Jessop,  of  Mount  Jessop,  Co.   Longford.        She  d. 
Nov.,    1894,   and   her   husband   d.    14   May,    1907, 
leaving  : — 
i.  Dorothy  Dopping. 
ii.  Veda  Dopping. 
(3.)  Violet    Emily    Hudson,     m.    30    April,    1889,    her 
kinsman,  Richard  Hassard,  of  Glenville,  Co.  Water- 
ford,  younger  son  of  Michael  Dobbyn  Hassard,  M.P. 
for  Waterford,  1856-66,  by  Anne,  dau.  of  Sir  Francis 
John  Hassard,   Barrister-at-law,    (see  p.  67).       He 
d.  s.  p.  4  Nov.,  1892. 
(4.)  Adela  Louise  Hudson,    m.  23  Dec,    1904,    William 
Paulle  Edwards   Whitford,  son  of    John  Whitford, 
of  Penzance,  Cornwall,  and  has  a  dau. 
2.  Humphrey  Hudson,  M.D.,  Assistant  Surgeon,  Bombay  Army, 

H.E.I.C.S.,  d.  27  May,  1845. 
1.  Letitia  Hudson,   m.    5  March,    1844,    Philip    Emmanuel 


Brabazon,  Surgeon,  Co.  Down  Infirmary,  eldest  son  of 
Charles  Brabazon,  of  Neillstown,  Co.  Dublin,  and  d.  his 
widow  23  June,  1900. 
2.  Maria  Elizabeth  Hudson,  w.  20  June,  1844,  her  cousin  John 
Thomas  Hamill-Stewart,  of  Ballyatwood,  Co.  Down, 
grandson  of  the  Rev.  Henry  Stewart,  D.D.,  Rector  of 
Loughgilly,  Co.  Armagh,  who  was  brother  of  the  Right 
Hon.  Sir  John  Stewart,  Bart.,  and  of  Mrs.  Humphrey 
Nixon  (see  p.  86).  Mr.  Haraill-Stewart  d.  10  June, 
1866,  and  his  widow  d.  4  Dec,  1904,  having  had  six 
children  : — 

(1.)  John  Donald  Hamill-Stewart,  C.M.G.  (1881),  Lieut.- 
Colonel  11th  Hussars,  of  Ballyatwood,  Vice-Consul 
at  Anatolio,  b.  15  Oct.,  1845,  murdered  on  the  Nile, 
Sept.,  1884. 
(2.)  Henry  Edward  Hamill-Stewart,  m.  .3  Sept.,  1896, 
Geraldine  Mary,  elder  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Robert  Keith 
Arbuthnot,  Vicar  of  St.  James',  Ratcliff,  London, 
3rd  son  of  Sir  Robert  Keith  Arbuthnot,  Bart.,  by 
Anne,  dau.  of  Field-Marshal  Sir  John  Forster 
Fitzgerald,  G.C.B.,  and  has  a  son  : — 

Donald  Henry  Hamill-Stewart,  b.  6  Aug.,  1900. 

(3.)  Hans  Mark  Hamill-Stewart,  B.A.,  Barrister  at  law, 
b.  1853. 

(1.)  Mary  Frances  Hamill-Stewart,  m.  13  March,  1880, 
Lieut.-Colonel  Frederick  Kevau  Izod,  4th  Batt. 
Leinster  Regt.,  fifth  son  of  Lorenzo  Nickson  Izod,  of 
Chapel  Izod,  Co.  Kilkenny,  J.P.,  D.L.,  by  Elizabeth 
Catherine,  dau.  of  Sir  Henry  Robert  Carden,  Bart., 
of  Templemore  Abbey,  Co.  Tipperary.  Colonel 
Izod  d.  8  May,  1904,  leaving  issue  : — 

i.  Kevan    William    Izod,    Lieut.     Loyal     North 
Lancashire  Regt.,  6.  11  Oct.,  1885. 

i.  Lucia  Elizabeth  Izod. 

ii.  May  Constance  Izod. 

(2.)  Harriet  Louisa  Hamill-Stewart. 

(3.)  Ada  Letitia  Hamill-Stewart. 

III.  Anna  Selina  Nixon,  w.  1808,  the  Rev.  William  Grattan,  of 
Sylvan  Park,  and  Bensfort,  Co.  Meath,  and  Swanlinbar  House, 
Co.  Cavan,  son  of  William  Grattan,  of  Sylvan  Park,  High 
Sheriff,  Co.  Meath,  1778,  son  of  Charles  Grattan,  F.T.C.D. 
(who  was  one  of  "  the  seven  Grattaus,"  Swift's  friends,  and 
great  uncle  of  the   Right  Hon.  Henry   Grattan,  M.P.)  by  his 

wife,  Mary,  sister  of  Benjamin  Copeland,  of  Bensfort,  High 
Sheriff,  Co.  Meath,  1751  (see  note,  p.  29).  She  d.  9  March, 
1870,  and  her  husband  d.  March,  1844,  having  had  three  sons 
and  five  daus.  : — 

1.  William  Grattan,  d.  at  Sligo  School,  6  Nov.,  1825,  in  his 

16th  year. 

2.  Copeland  Grattan. 

3.  Hmnphiey  Grattan,    ni.   Sophia  Biggs,  who   d.  30  June, 

1887,  and  d.  at  Gowangardie,   Victoria,  1907,  aged  83, 
having  had  a  son  : — 
Wilham  Grattan,  w.  and  had  issue. 

1.  Anna  Grattan,  m.  1  July,  1835,  the  Rev.  William  Prior 
Moore,  M.A.,  sometime  Head  Master  of  the  Royal  School, 
Cavan,  son  of  the  Rev.  John  Moore,  and  d.  22  Oct.,  1899, 
in  her  87th  year,  having  had  by  him,  who  d.  9  Jan., 
1896,  four  sons  and  eight  daus.: — 
(1.)  William  Prior  Moore  m.,  and  has  issue. 

(2.)  Frederick  Flood  Moore,  L.R.C.P.  and  L.M.,  L.R.C.I., 
Osea  Island,  Essex,  m.  13  July,  1876,  Harriett,  2nd 
dau.  of  Major-General  Richard  Stewart  Dobba, 
Madras  Army,  son  of  the  Rev.  Richard  Stewart 
Dobbs,  by  Harriet,  dau.  of  Alexander  Macaulay,  by 
the  Hon.  Julia  Acheson,  dau.  of  Archibald.  1st 
Viscount  Gosford.     Issue  : — 

i.  Frederick  Grattan  Moore,  Capt.  Indian  Army, 
served  in  the  Tirah  Campaign  1897-8,  (medal 
with  two  clasps)  and  in  China,  1900  (medal), 
b.  26  April,  1877,  m.  14  Oct.,  1907,  Marian 
Charlotte  Gertrude,  youngest  dau.  of  the 
Very  Rev.  William  Henry  Stone,  M.A.,  Dean 
of  Kilmore. 

ii.  Arthur  Gordon  Moore,  b.  19  June,  1885,  d.  10 
Oct.,  1903. 

i.  Lilian  Harriett  Moore. 

ii.  Winifred  Ethel  Moore. 

(3.)  Henry  Grattan  Moore  (Rev.),  B.D.,  T.C.D.,  Rector  of 
Christchurch,  Wiimetka,  Chicago,  U.S.A.,  m.  13  Aug., 
1879,  Elizabeth  Avis,  dau.  of  Thomas  Wilkinson,  of 
Enniscorthy,  Co.  Wexford,  and  has  issue  : — 

i.  Gerald  Moore. 

i.  Kathleen  M.  Moore. 

(4.)  Edward  Erskine  Stone  Moore,  M.D.,  B.Ch.,  B.A., 
T.C.D.,  Resident  Medical  Officer  Donegal  Aaylum,  b. 


20  Oct.,  1857,  m.  5  June,  1890,  Nichola  Margaret 
Jane,  2nd  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Morgan  Woodward  Jellett, 
LL.D.,  Canon  of  Christcliurch,  and  Rector  of  St. 
Peter's,  Dublin,  son  of  Morgan  Woodward  Jellett,  of 
Moira,  Co.  Down,  and  Aughnacairney,  Co.  Tyrone, 
eldest  son  of  the  Rev.  Matthew  Jellett,  of  Moira,  and 
nephew  of  the  Rev.  Franc  Sadleir,  D.D.,  Provost  of 
Trinity  College,  Dublin.      Issue  : — 

i.  Edward    Morgan    Jellett    Moore,    h.    22    Feb., 

i.  Nina  Joyce  Moore. 

(1.)  Selina  Elizabeth  Moore,  m.  24  Jan.,  1872,  the  Right 
Rev.  Samuel  Shone,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Kilmore,  son  of 
Samuel  Shone,  of  Galway,  by  Margaret,  dau.  of 
William  Tynte  Austen,  of  The  Grange,  Fermoy, 
Co.  Cork.  The  Bishop  of  Kilmore  resigned  his  see 
in  1897,  and  d.  s.  f.  5  Oct.,  1901. 

(2.)  Anna  Maria  Moore,  m,.  6  July,  1859,  her  cousin 
James  Francis  Collins,  son  of  the  Very  Rev.  James 
Collins,  D.D.,  Dean  of  Killala,  by  Elizabeth,  dau.  of 
the  Rev.  Josiah  Erskine,  by  Marianne,  dau.  of  Henry 
Swanzy,  and  Anne,  his  wife,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Andrew 
Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge.  They  have  issue,  for  whom 
see  p.  121. 

(3.)  Harriett  Louisa  Moore. 

(4.)  Fanny  Arabella  Moore,  m.  5  July,  1883,  John 
Cooke,  M.A.,  and  has  issue  : — 

i.  Henry  Grattan  Cooke,  h.  1885,  d.  1903. 

i.   Ivy  Hilda  Cooke. 
(5.)  Emily  Eleanor  Moore,  m.  23  Oct.,  1882,  Alexander 
Richmond  Norton,  Manager    Ulster    Bank,    Dublin, 
and  had  issue  : — 

i.  Arthur  William  Richmond  Norton,    h.  1  July, 

ii.  Edward  George  Norton,  h.  16  Jan.,  1888. 

i.  Eleanor  Maud  Norton,  d.  23  Jan.,  1902. 
ii.  Dorothy  Rose  Norton,  d.  8  Jan.,  1897. 

(6.)  Charlotte  Elizabeth  Moore,  m.  4  June,  1895,  the 
Rev.  Thomas  Boland,  Incumbent  of  Achill,  diocese  of 

(7.)  Susan  Helen  Alexandrina  Moore. 

(8.)  Sophia  de  Moleyns  Moore,  w.  16  Oct.,  1878,   Colone] 


George  Cadell  Dobbs,  Indian  Army,  youngest  son  o 
Major-General    Richard   Stew^art    Dobbs,    and    has 
issue  : — 

i.  Cecil  Moore  Dobbs,   B.A.,  Jun.  Mod.,   T.C.D., 

ii.  Hugh    Cathcart    Dobbs,    Lieut.    Indian    Army, 
6.  9  Aug.,  1884. 
2.  Mary  Anne  Grattan,  m.  20  Feb.,  1844,  the  Rev.  Orange 
Stirling  Kellett,  M.A.,  Incumbent  of  Toniregan,  diocese 
of  Kilmore,  and  Rural  Dean,  4th  son  of  Robert  Kellett, 
of  Waterstown,  Co.  Meath,  by  Mary  Jane,  dau.  of  James 
Kellett,  of  Spandan,  Co.  Meath,    and    by  him,  who  d. 
12  Oct.,  1897,  aged  87,  had  at  her  death,  30  Oct.,  1905, 
one  son  and  three  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Robert  Guy  Kellett,  L.K.Q.C.P.I.,  L.R.C.S.I.,  b.  6 
Nov.,  1846,  ni.  19  April,  1870,  Anna  Maria,  2nd  dau. 
of  the  Rev.  James  Morgan,  Vicar  of  Talgarth, 
Brecknockshire,  and  has  issue  : — 

i.  Orme  Stirling  James  Kellett,  6. 8  July,  1873. 
ii.  Morgan  Grattan  Kellett,  b.  29  Dec,  1881. 
i.  Ethel  Marianne  Kellett. 
ii.  Mabel  Gwendoline  Kellett. 
iii.  Violet  Emily  Kellett. 
iv,  Selina  Florence  Kellett. 

(1.)  Anna  Selina  Kellett,  ni.    20   Feb.,    1867,    Surgeon- 
Major   Frederick   Aston  Oakes,    56th    Pompadours, 
and  by  him,  who  d.  31  May,  1879,  had  issue  : — 
i.  Frederick   Kellett  Oakes,   b.   4   July,    1873,   d. 

18  March,  1874. 
ii.  Henry  Kellett  Oakes,  b.  8  Nov.,  1874. 
iii.  Norman  Aston  Oakes,  b.  7  Oct.,  1876. 
iv.  Stirling  Kellett  Oakes,   b.   14  March,   1878,   d. 

22  March,  1902. 
v.    Frederick    Aston    Oakes,    b.    2    Jan.,    1880,    d. 
30  Dec,  1894. 
i.  Marion    Catherine    Oakes,    m.    13    Aug.,    1904, 
John  Dashwood  Evered,  3rd  son  of  Capt.  John 
Guy    Courtenay    Evered,    R.N.,    of    Barford 
Park,    Somerset,    2nd    son    of    Robert    Guy 
Evered,  of  Hill  House,  Somerset,  J. P.,  D.L. 
ii.  Selina  Mabel  Oakes,  m.  21  July,  1897,  the  Rev. 
Tooke   Johnson   Luscombe,    B.D.,   Curate   in 
charge  of  Glazeley,  Herefordshire,  elder  son 
of  T.  C.  Luscombe,  and  has  issue  : — 


1.  Marion  Catherine  Luscombe. 

2.  Violet  Mary  Victoria  Luscombe.  "|       . 

3.  Beryl  Selina  Victoria  Luscombe.  J 
(2.)  Mary  Kellett. 

(3.)  Henrietta  Matilda  Kellett. 

3.  Emily  Eleanor   Grattan,   m.    12  July,   1853,   her   cousin 

Edward  Hudson,  and  bad  issue,  see  p.  89. 

4.  Elizabeth    Grattan,    m.  24  May,    1876,  Richard  Marshal 

Sadleir,  son  of  James  Sadleir,  J. P.,  of  Breckville  House, 
Co.  Tipperary.     She  d.  22  Sept.,  1899. 

5.  Arabella  Grattan,  d.  unm.  25  Aug.,  1849. 

IV.  Catherine  Nixon,  m.  1st  her  cousin.  George  Nixon,  of  Nixon 
Hall,  Co.  Fermanagh,  High  Sheriff  1804,  who  d.  11  Oct.,  1818, 
having  had  issue  (see  p.  69),  and  2nd  1822,  Charles  Ovenden, 
M.D.,  of  Enniskillen,  and  d.  \\  Nov.,  1839,  having  had  by  her 
second  marriage  two  sons  : — 

1.  Humphrey    Ovenden,    killed    by    a   shooting    accident   at 

Rossfad,  Co.  Fermanagh,  unm. 

2.  Henry  Walter  Ovenden,  British  Consul  at  Baltimore,  d. 

unm.  1863. 
V.  Elizabeth  Nixon,  buried  at  Belturbet,  20  July,  1820,  aged  28. 
VI.  Emily  Nixon,  m.  at  Drumlane,  26  June,  1815,  the  Rev.  Charles 
Lyons-Montgomery,  M.A.,   Rector    of    Innismagrath,   diocese 
of  Kilmore,  J.P.,  Co.  Cavan,  younger  son  of  Hugh  Lyons- 
Montgomery,  of  Belhavel,  Co.  Leitrim,  by  the  Hon,  Catherine 
Hamilton,  eldest  dau.  of  Richard,  4th  Viscount  Boyne.     He  d. 
1859,  having  had  issue  : — 
1.  Hugh   Lyons-Montgomery,  w.   11    June,    1856,  Henrietta 

Constance,  youngest   dau.  of  the  Rev.    Henry  Lucas  St. 

George,   Rector   of      Dromore,   Co.   Tyrone,  second  son 

of  the  Rev.  Howard  St.  George,  D.D.,  of  Kilrush,  Co. 

Kilkenny,  by  Mary,  dau.  of  Edward  Lucas,    of  Castle 

Shane,    Co.    Monaghan,     M.P.    Co.    Monaghan,    1761-5, 

High  Sheriff,  1752.     Issue  :— 

(1.)  Henry  Lucas  St.  George  Lyons-Montgomery,  h.  2 
Nov.,  1859.  d.  unm..,  2  Jan.,  1887. 

(1.)  Emily  Laura  Lyons-Montgomery,  m.  7  Sept.,  1898, 
her  cousin,  William  Stewart  Archdall,  son  of  Capt. 
Hugh  Montgomery  Archdall,  52nd  Regt.,  (by 
Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Sir  Hugh  Stewart,  Bart.,  of  Bally- 
gawley)  grandson  of  Colonel  Mervyn  Archdall,  of 
(•astle  Archdall,  Co.  Fermanagh,  M.P.,  for  that  Co. 
in  seven  Parliaments  from  1761  to  1802.     Issue  : — 

i.  Mary  Vera  Archdall. 


ii.  Charlotte  Josephine  Archdall. 
iii.  Katharine  Elicia   Sky  Archdall. 

2.  Charle?  Nixon  Lyons -Montgomery,  b.  1825,  d.  10  May,  1843. 

3.  Humphrey  Lyons-Montgomery,  Lieut.  Cavan  Militia,  after- 

wards twenty-three  years  in  the  Victoria  Mounted  Police 
b.  1830,  m.  15  Dec,  1884,  Eliza  Ann,  dau.  of  John  Walsh, 
of  Co.  Sligo,  and  d.  26  Nov.,  1905,  leaving  issue  : — 
(1.)  Lambert  Lyons -Montgomery,  b.  21  April,  1886. 
(2.)  Robert  Victor  Lyons-Montgomery,  b.  6  July,  1893. 

4.  Henry  Lyons-Montgomery,  d.  at    Ballyshannon,  27  Oct. 


1.  Anna  Lyons-Montgomery,  bapt.  at   Drumlane,  21   March, 

1816,  d.  27   Sept.,  1896. 

2.  Sophia  Lyons -Montgomery,  bapt.  1  Aug.,  1817,  d.  28  Aug., 


3.  Catherine  Lyons-Montgomery,  bapt.  17  Jan.,  1819. 

4.  Emily  Lyons-Montgomery  w.  19  Feb.,  1844,  John  O'Donnell, 

of  Larkfield,  Co.  Leitrim,  son  of  Con  O'Donnell,  of  Lark- 
field,  by  Mary,  sister  of  The  0' Conor  Don.     She  d.  Aug. 
1902,  having  had  by  him,  who  d.  1874,  2  sons  and  5  daus. : — 
(1.)  Hugh  O'DonneU,  d.  1888. 
(2.)  John  O'Donnell,  of  Larkfield,  b.  1860. 
(1.)  Emily  M.  O'Donnell,  m.  29  Aug.,  1893,  James  Thomas 
Hammick,     Barrister-at-law,     of      Heene,      Sussex, 
son  of  John  George  Hammick,  of  Boxlands,  Surrey, 
J.P.,  D.L.    He  d.  1897. 

(2.)  Mary  Constance  O'Donnell. 

(3.)  Kate  Frances   O'Donnell,  m.  3  Oct.,  1878,  Abraham 

M'Cartney,   Manager  Ulster   Bank,   Monaghan,  and 

has  issue  : — 

i.  David  O'Donnell  M'Caitney,  b.  25  Aug.,  1879. 
ii.  Walter  St.  John  Fulton  M'Cartney,  b.  11  June,  1885. 
iii.  Hugh  Neil  M'Cartney,  b.  24  Feb.,  1887. 
iv.  John  Charles  M'Cartney,  b.  2  April,  1895. 
i.  Alice  Caroline  M'Cartney. 
ii.  Emily  Elizabeth  M'Cartney. 
(4.)  Maude  O'Donnell. 
(5.)  Alice  Caroline  O'Donnell,  d.  Sept.,  1878. 
i.  Elizabeth  Lyons-Montgomery,  m.  27  Dec,  1858,  the  Rev. 
Julius   Stirke   Heam,    B.A.,   Curate   of  Manorhamilton, 
son  of  the  Rev.  William  Edward  Hearn,  M.A.,  Vicar  of 
Kildrumferton,  Co.  Cavan.    He  d.  10  Aug.,  1868. 


The  youngest  sou  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge,  by 
Marianne,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Mathew  French  (p.  83),  was : — 

GEORGE  NIXON,  of  Lurgan  Lodge,  Virginia,  Co.  Cavan,  and  the 
Graan,  Co.  Fermanagh,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1785,  J.P.,  Cos. 
Cavan  and  Fermanagh,  11  July,  1781,  matriculated  at  Glasgow 
University,  1772,*  M.A.,  1774,  m.  lst,t  at  St.  Mary's,  Dublin,  14  April, 
1774,  Elinor,  youngest  dau.  of  Robert  Beatty,  of  Cooluarty,  Co.  Long- 
ford, by  Anne,  dau.  of  Peter  Metge,  of  Navan,  Co.  Meath  {  and  aunt 
of  Peter  Metge,  Baron  of  the  Exchequer,  M.P.  for  Boyle.  She  d.  at 
Spring  Park,  Co.  Longford,^  May,  1779,  and  George  Nixxon  m.  2nd,  at 
Enniskillen,  23  Aug.,  1779^^  Elizabeth,  only  dau.  of  James  Johnston, 
of  Enniskillen,! I  by  Jane,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William  Haire,  of  Derryinch,^' 
Co.  Fermanagh.  Hed.  "  at  his  seat  near  Virginia,"  April,  1805,  having 
had  by  his  second  wife,  seven  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

I.  Andrew  Nixon,  of  Lurgan  Lodge,  Barrister-at-law,  J.P,,  Co. 
Cavan,  27  April,  1805,  J.P.,  Co.  Meath,  entered  Trinity  College, 
Dublin,  5  Nov.,  1798,  aged  16,  but  did  not  graduate,  entered 
Gray's  Inn,  London,  19  May,  1808,  aged  25,  w.  1802,  Frances 
Matilda,  youngest  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Charles  Hare,  D.D., 
F.T.C.D.,  Rector  of  Ballymoney,  Co.  Antrim,  and  niece  of 
James  Hare,  M.P.  for  Knaresborough,  and  by  her,  who  d. 
28  Sept.,  1867,  had  issue  :— 

1.  Charles  Nixon,  went  to  America. 

2.  Andrew    Nixon,    of    Lurgan    Lodge,    and    afterwards    of 

Dublin,  J.P.,  Co.  Cavan,  6  Feb.,  1845,  d.  24  Aug.,  187G, 
admon.  granted  to  Mrs.  Burrows,  his  sister. 

1.  Eliza  Nixon,  d.  unm.,  19  June,  1883. 

2.  Georgina   Nixon,   m.    20  May,    1852,    the    Rev.   Thomas 


3.  Jane  Nixon,  Mrs.  Burrows. 

II.  George  Nixon,  living  12  Dec,  1795,  probably  d.  young. 

III.  French  Nixon,  living  12  Dec,  1795,  probably  d.  young. 

IV.  JAMES,  of  whom  presently. 

V.  William  Nixon,  of  BallyjamesdufE,  Co.  Cavan,  will  dated  12  Feb., 
1818,  proved  13  June,  1840. 

*  Wrongly  entered  as  "  filius  natu  maximus  "  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon. 

t  Dublin  Grant  Book  1774,  marriage  licence  7  April.  He  was  then  of  Lurgan, 
Co.  Cavan. 

t  Exchequer  Bill.  24  Feb.,  1778,  Pakenhain  Beatty.  Anne  and  Mary  Beatty, 
(Jeorge  Nixon,  and  Elinor  his  wife  v.  Peter  Beatty  and  Peter  Thompson.  Robert 
Beatty,  of  Springtown,  Co.  Longford,  had  in.  Anne,  dau.  of  Capt.  Henry  Pakenham. 
of  Pakenham  Hall,  Co.  Longford.  M.P.  for  Navan,  and  great-aunt  of  Thomas,  Lord  Longford. 

§  Freeman'' s  Journul,  1779. 

;]  Exchequer  Bill,  29  Jan.,  1794,  amended  12  Dec,  1795,  Docryn  v.  Nixon. 

^  Exchequer  Bill,  7  July,  1767,  Johnston  v.  Archdall. 


VI.  Humphrey  Nixon,  Lieut,  95th  Regt.,  8  July,  1813,  afterwards 
Co.  Meath  Police,  m.  Penelope  Eliza  Jackson,  and  d.  16  July, 
1825,  aged  35.  She  m.  2nd,  28  Nov.,  1826,  John  Robert 
VII.  Adam  Nixon,  Lieut.  R.N.,  h.  1798,  d.  6  June,  1843,  buried  at 
Castlerahan,  BallyjamesdufE. 

I.  Elizabeth  Nixon,   m.   (a  runaway  match)   22  Oct.,   1814,    M. 

Adelbert  James  D'Oisy,  of  Paris,  Professor  of  Languages  in 
the    Belfast   Institution,    and    Consular    Agent    for    France. 
She  d.  23  June,  1826. 
II.  Jane  Nixon,  of  The  Cottage,    BallyjamesdufE,  d.  unm.  10  Aug.* 

III.  Mary  Anne  Nixon. 

The  fourth  son  of  George  Nixon,  of  Lurgan  Lodge  : — 

JAMES  NIXON,  Lieut.  R.N.,  was  b.  about  1788.  He  entered  the 
Navy  1  May,  1802,  on  board  the  Aurora,  and  on  11  Dec,  1807,  was 
present  with  the  Sir  Francis  Drake,  as  midshipman  in  the  destruction 
at  Griessee,  in  the  Island  of  Java,  of  the  dockyard  and  stores,  and  all 
the  men-of-war  remaining  to  Holland  in  the  East  Indies.  While  Acting- 
Lieut,  of  the  Hesper  sloop  he  took  command  of  her  cutter  on  15  Nov., 
1810,  and  boarded  and  captured  the  French  National  schooner  La 
Mouche,  bound  to  the  Isle  of  France  with  despatches,  he  and  two  men 
only  having  been  wounded  on  the  British  side  {Gazette,  1811,  p.  297) ; 
and  was  also  at  the  reduction  of  Java,  where  he  was  employed  on  shore 
in  the  storming  of  Fort  Cornelis.  His  commission  as  Lieut.,  bears  date 
3  Jan.,  1812.  While  serving  with  H.M.S.  Pembroke  he  shared  in  a 
partial  action  fought  with  the  French  fleet  ofi  Toulon,  5  Nov.,  1813,  and 
witnessed  the  fall  of  Genoa,  April,  1814.*  He  was  placed  on  half  pay, 
Aug.,  1814,  and  did  not  afterwards  go  afloat.  He  m.  1817,  Jane,  dau. 
of  the  Rev.  Alexander  Hamilton,  of  Co.  Fermanagh,  and  d.  29  Sept., 
1847,  aged  59,  (inscription  at  Castlerahan)  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  7 
March,  1854,  aged  64,  issue  : — 

I.  GEORGE,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Annabella  Nixon,  m.  6  Dec,  1860,  Robert  Hanna,  of  Wellington 
Road,  Dublin. 

II.  Ehza  Nixon,  m.  23  June,  1864,  Richard  Dempsey,  of  Mount 

Prospect,  Co.  Cavan. 

The  son  : — 

GEORGE  NIXON,  M.D.,  Surgeon  Royal  Antrim  Artillery,  h.  17 
March,  1820,  m.  5  June,  1845,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Espine  Ward,  of  Dublin, 
by  his  fiist  wife,  Harriet,  dau.  of  Charles  FitzGerald,  of  Navinstown, 

*  O'Byrne's  Naval  Biographical  Dictionary,  p.  817. 


Co.  Ealdare,  and  Merrion  Square,  Dublin,  and  d.  18  April,  1862,  having 
had,  by  her,  who  d.  4  April,  1870,  with  four  infant  children,  who  were 
buried  at  Castlerahan,  issue  : — 

I.  JAMES  HAMILTON  FITZGERALD,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Harriett  Anna  Elizabeth  Nixon,  m.  13  April,  1871,  Robert 
Augustus  Millner,  of  Cherbury,  Booterstown,  Co.  Dublin, 
and  had  issue  : — 

1.  Robert  Millner,  6.  5  June,  1873. 

2.  Frederick  Millner,  h.  27  April,  1877,  d.  15  May,  1902. 

3.  George  Nixon  Millner,  h.  13  Dec,  1879. 

1.  Kathleen  Elizabeth  Millner. 

2.  Florence  Millner,  d.  15  Feb.,  1880. 
The  son  : — 

Limerick,  J.P.,  Co.  Carlow  ;  late  Lieut.  R.N.R.,  F.R.G.S.,  and  Younger 
Brother  of  The  Trinity  House,  6.  26  May,  1850,  m.  13  Aug.,  1887, 
Kathleen  Margaret  Alsager,  youngest  dau.  of  Henry  Alsager  Pollock, 
of  Alsager,  Cheshire  (by  Harriette,  eldest  dau.  of  William  Gore,  of 
Goremount,  Co.  Antrim)  only  son  of  Lieut. -Colonel  Robert  Carlile 
Pollock,  90th  Light  Infantry,  formerly  27th  Regt.     Issue  :— 

I.  George  Alsager  FitzGerald  Nixon,  h.  26  March,  1892. 

I.  Obre  Alsager  FitzGerald  Nixon. 


Arms    of  SWANZY,  on  reord  in  Ulster's  Office. 

Gules,  a  fesse  argent  between  two  uuicdrns  counter-cuura.nt  ur.     Crcat — A 
unicorn's  head  couped  or,  cliai'ged  with  a  har  geniel  gules. 

To  face  p.  99. 


CHAPTER    VI.— continued. 

swanzy  of  avelreagh. 

Descendants  of  Anne  Nixon. 

The  eldest  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge,  Belturbet 
(p.  83)  by  Marianne,  elder  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Mathew  French,  Prebendary 
of  Kilroot  (p.  19),  was  : — 

ANNE  NIXON,  b.  1737-8, 7n.  settlements  dated  10  Oct.,  1765,*  Henry 
Swanzy,  of  Avelreagh  and  Harrymount,  Clontibret,  Co.  Monaghan, 
only  SOD  of  James  Swanzy,  of  Avelreagh,  who  was  only  son  of  Henry 
Swanzy,  of  Avelreagh,  Ensign  in  Colonel  Arthur  Upton's  Regt.  in  the 
army  of  William  III.,  commission  dated  5  Feb.,  1688-9.t  Before  her 
marriage,  she  lived  with  her  uncle,  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  Vicar  of 
Clontibret.  During  the  Oak-boy  agitation  against  tithes,  1763,  a  band  of 
the  insurgents  surrounded  Mr.  Nixon's  house,  and  put  him  on  a  "  wooden 
horse,"  intending  to  take  him  to  Castleshane,  some  distance  ofE,  and 
make  him  swear  that  he  would  never  exact  "  small  dues  "  again.  His 
niece  declared  she  would  not  leave  him,  and  made  the  rebels  put  the  old 
man  into  his  carriage,  instead  of  the  uncomfortable  "  wooden  horse  " 
they  had  with  them.  She  ordered  her  horse,  in  order  that  she  might 
accompany  him,  and,  finding  a  difficulty  in  making  her  way  through  the 
crowd,  she  took  off  her  shoe,  which  had  a  very  high  wooden  heel,  and 
cleared  a  path  with  it !  When  they  started,  one  of  the  insurgents 
placed  in  her  hat  a  branch  of  oak,  which  was  the  rebel  badge.  As  she 
was  riding,  it  fell  out  twice,  and  twice  it  was  replaced.  The  third  time 
it  fell  out,  and  as  they  were  about  to  replace  it,  she  said  :  "  It's  no  use, 
boys,  what  the  heart  does  not  approve  of,  the  head  won't  carry."  J 

*  Chancery  Bill,  29  July,  1775,  Swanzy  v.  Fetherston. 

"j"  For  this  commission,  now  in  the  possession  of  Mrs.  Swanzy,  Ivy  Lodge,  Newry, 
see  Appendix  V.,  p.  173.  There  was  also  a  fm-ther  commission  as  Lieut.,  now 
lost.  Henry  Swanzy,  after  the  conclusion  of  the  Revolution,  settled  down  at 
Avelreagh,  in  the  parish  of  Clontibret  (now  the  residence  of  Miss  K.  G.  Swanzy, 
see  p.  112),  and  d.  there  7  Aug.,  1742,  aged  76,  (6.  about  1666),  inscription  on 
tomb  at  Clontibret.  His  sword  is  in  the  possession  of  his  descendant  Miss  Jones 
(see  p.  110).  His  will,  dated  2  Aug.,  1742,  was  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Clogher 
12  Oct.,  1742.  His  wife  Elizabeth  d.  14  Nov.,  1744.  Henry  Swanzy's  only  son, 
James  Swanzy,  of  Avelreagh,  b.  1710,  was  married  twice.  His  second  wife  was 
Mary,  ^vidow  of  Edward  Johnston,  of  KiUaneal,  Co.  Monaghan,  and  dau.  of 
Richard  Seaver,  of  the  family  of  Seaver  of  Heath  Hall,  Co.  Armagh.  Richard 
Seaver's  will,  dated  12  April,  1767,  was  proved  in  Clogher  diocese  28  Aug.,  1770. 
He  was  then  living  at  Aveheagh.  James  Swanzy  d.  IS  June,  1784,  aged  74, 
leaving  by  his  first  wife,  (with  five  daus.  EHzabeth,  Mrs.  twin,  who  d.  7  Jan., 
1808,  mother  of  Margaret  Irwin,  m.,  settlements  23  June,  1791,  Richard  Jackson, 
High  Sheriff,  Co.  Monaghan  1826  ;  Rose,  m.  William  Swanzy,  and  d.  16  Jan., 
1814,  aged  82  ;  Sarah,  7n.  Robert  Boyd,  and  d.  20  May,  1817,  aged  81  ;  Mary, 
m.  1st  —  Rogers,  and  2nd.,  marr.  lie.  bond.  16  Dec,  1771,  Alexander  Henry ;  and 
another  dau.  Mrs.  Shegog)  an  only  son  HENRY,  m.  Anne  Nixon,  see  above. 

X  Family  tradition,  given  in  speech  of  the  late  Rev.  T.  B.  Swanzy  (p.  103),  8 
Nov.,  1865. 



Henry  Swanzy  d.  26  March,  1792,  aged  48,  intestate,  and  his  widow 
d.  at  Harrymount  4  Feb.,  1822,  aged  85.  Her  will,  dated  3  May,  1820, 
was  proved,  29  Aug.,  1822,  They  had  ten  children,  six  sons  and  four 
daus.,  viz,  : — 

I,  Adam  Swanzy,  of  Harrymount,  Co,  Monaghan,  h.  about  1766, 
m.  licence  bond,  dated  16  July,  1785,  Rebecca  Walker,  of 
Dublin,  and  d.  at  Cape  Coast  Castle,  Gold  Coast,  West  Africa, 
in  1803,*  leaving  an  only  child  : — 

Mary  Jane  Swanzy,  6,  1793,  m.  1st,  28  Aug,,  1811,  William 
Glenny,  of  Newry,  second  son  of  William  Glenny,  who 
was  son  of  Isaac  Glenny,  of  Glenville,  Co,  Down,  and 
by  him,  who  d.  23  Dec,  1818,  had  three  sons  and  one 
dau.  : — 
(1.)  William  Boyle  Glenny,  6.  1  Sept.,  d.  15  Sept.,  1813. 

(2.)  William  Boyle  Glenny,  of  Tudor  Lodge,  Belfast,  J.P., 

Co.  Down,  h.  8  April,  1816,  m.  25  Oct.,  1839,  Anne, 

only  dau.  of  Archibald  Little,  of  Newry,  Co.  Down, 

by  Margaretta,  sister  of  Major- General  Thomas  Falls, 

and  dau,  of  Alexander  Falls,     Mr,  Glenny  d.  26  Feb,, 

1880,  and  his  widow  d.  6  Feb.,  1902,  having  had  two 

sons  and  five  daus,  : — 

i.  William   Henry   Glenny,   Madras  Ci^^l   Service 

retired,  Collector  and  Magistrate  North  Arcot, 

h.  14  April,  1841,  m.  1st,  8  Aug.,  1872,  Meta, 

dau,    of    James    Moore,    M.D.,  M,R,LA,,    by 

Thomasine    dau.  of  Alexander  M'Donnell,  of 

Annadale,  Co.  Down,      She  d.  May,  1904,  and 

Mr.   Glenny  m.   2nd,   29   Nov,,    1905,   LiUan 

EHza,  sister  of  Sir  Walter  Roper  Lawrence, 

Bart,,  G.C.I,E.,  and  youngest  dau.  of  George 

Lawrence,  J.P,,  of  Trevella,  Monmouthshire, 

Issue,  by  first  marriage  : — 

1.  William    Ernest    Falls    Glenny,  d.  young. 

2.  Henry  Quinn  Glenny,  Sch.  Caius  Coll,, 
Cambridge,  Lieut.  1st  Batt.  the  Imperial 
Yeomanry,  1  March,  1901,  served  in  the 
South  African  war  (2  medals,  5  clasps), 
now  Dist.  Supt.  of  Police,  Northern 
Nigeria,    6.    11    Aug.,    1879. 

3.  Arthur  Hill  Trevor  Glenny,  Midshipman 
R.N.,  H.M.S.  Africa,  b.  14  Oct.,  1888. 

*  Exchequer  Bill,  6  Jan.,  1818,  Glenny  v.  Swanzy. 


1.  Hilda  Thomasine  Glenny. 

2.  Ethel  Maud  Glenny. 

3.  Edith  Margaret  M'Donnell  Glenny. 

ii.  James  Swanzy  Glenny,  of  Glenville,  near  Newry, 
Co.  Down,  J.P.,  Co.  Down,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  C.E., 
6.  9  Jan.,  1843,  .<?.  his  cousin,  J.  T.  Glenny,  at 
Glenville,  18  June,  1885,  m.  1  June,  1882, 
Ellen  Constance,  second  dau.  of  George 
Alexander  Whitla,  J. P.,  of  Ben  Eaden,  Co. 
Antrim,  Capt.  Antrim  Rifles,  by  Isabella 
Frances,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  John  Hammond, 
J.P.,  D.L,,  Rector  of  Priston,  Somerset,  and 
great  niece  of  George  Hammond,  Under 
Secretary  for  Foreign  Aflaira  and  1st  British 
Minister  to  America,  father  of  Edmond,  1st 
and  only  Lord  Hammond.     Issue  : — 

1.  Valentine    William  Glenny,    B.A.,  B.A.I., 

T.C.D.,  1906,  b.  14  Jan.,  1886. 

2.  Arthur    Willoughby    Falls    Glenny,    b.    2 

March,  1897. 

1.  Dorothy  Marianne  Glenny. 

2.  Norah  Isabelle  Glenny. 

3.  Joan  Frances  Glenny. 

i.  Fanny  Anne  Glenny,  d.  24  Jan.,  1861. 

ii.  Lucy  Glenny. 

iii.  Margaretta  Falls  Glenny,  m.  15  Aug.,  1879, 
Edward  O'Rorke  Dickey,  of  Belfast,  Solicitor, 
son  of  Adam  Dickey,  of  Hollybrooke  House, 
Co.  Antrim,  by  Eleanor,  dau.  of  Daniel 
O'Rorke,  of  Ballybollan,  same  Co.,  by 
Catherine,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Edward  Hudson,  of 
Portglenone  Castle,  Rector  of  Ahoghill,  Co. 
Antrim.     She  d.  s.  p.  20  June,  1880. 

iv.  Caroline  Glenny,  m.   11  Aug.,   1897,  the  Rev. 
William    Gerald    Aston,     B.A.,    Rector     of 
EUingham,    Norfolk,    fifth   son   of   the    Rev. 
John  Astbury  Aston,  M.A.,  Vicar  of  St.  Luke's, 
V.  Flora  Douglas  Glenny,  d.  12  April,  1889. 
(3.)  Henry  Quinn  Glenny,  6.  11  July,  1818,  m.  18  March, 
1843,  Lilla,  eldest  dau.  of  Robert  Campbell,  of  Water- 
ford,  and  d.  s.  p.  6  Sept.,  1847. 


(1.)  Frances  Andrews  Glenny,  b.  18  Sept.,  1814,  jn.  9 
Dec,  1835,  Major  Thomas  Reid,  33rd  Regt.,  and  by 
him,  who  d.  1  Feb.,  1850,  had  at  her  death,  16 
April,  1888,  an  only  child  : — 

Mary  Jane  Reid,  m.  19  April,  1865,  her  first 
cousin  James  Reid,  of  St.  Lambert,  near 
Montreal,  Canada,  son  of  Lieut. -Colonel 
James  Reid,  Huntingdon  Borderers,  formerly 
Ensign  78th  Highlanders,  half  pay  25  April, 
1816,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Kenneth  William  Anderson  Reid,  b.  13 
Feb.,  1872,  d.  27  Sept.,  1900. 

2.  Thomas  Reid,  b.  3  Dec,  1876,  m.  16  April, 
1902,  Dorothy,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Benjamin 
Papineau  Lewis,  B.A.,  Rector  of  Holy 
Trinity,  Christieville,  Montreal,  and  has  a 
dau. : — 

Miriam  Josephine  Glenny  Reid. 

1.  Anna  Mary  Reid. 

2.  Lucie  Henrietta  Reid,  m.  8  Sept.,  1902, 
Albert  Ernest  Clare,  and  has  a  son  : — 

Kenneth  Ernest  Clare,  b.  25  Sept. 
Mary  Jane  Swanzy,  Mrs.  Glenny  (see  p.  100),  m.  2nd,  1  Jan., 
1821,  John  Boyd,  of  Newry,  J.P.,  Cos.  Armagh  and  Down, 
and  Seneschal  of  Newry,  son  of  Hugh  Boyd,  by  Catherine, 
dau.  of  James  Baxter,  by  Catherine,  dau.  of  Da\'id 
Conyngham,  and  by  him,  who  d.  6  July,  1853,  had  at  her 
death,  17  Sept.  1859,  further  issue  : — 

(4.)  Hugh  Boyd,  Lieut.  Revenue  Police,  d.  26  Jan., 
1851,  aged  27. 

(5.)  John  Boyd,  m.  Miss  Ainsworth,  and  d.  at  Coro- 
mandel,  New  Zealand,  1  July,  1885,  in  his  60th  year. 

(6.)  James  Boyd. 

(7.)  Francis  Boyd,  d.  in  Michigan,  leaving  issue  : — 

i.  Francis  Boyd, 
i.  Anne  Boyd. 

(8.)  WilHam  Henry  Boyd,  »n.  9  July,  1868,  Penelope 
Caroline  Frances,  only  dau.  of  Mark  Leland  Tew,  of 
Coltomer  House,  Co.  Meath,  by  his  wife,  dau.  of 
Joseph  Lightburne,  of  Harcouri.  Lodge,  Co.  Meath, 
and  d.  6  Oct.,  1875,  aged  36,  leaving  a  dau.  : — 
Penelope  Josephine  Boyd. 


Of  Aveli-eagli  niid  HitiTyniouiit,  Co.  MmiagliHii,  1 744-1 79'2.     See  p.  iHj. 

Fniiii  II  copij,  hi  possc'isinn  uf  Sir  IL  iinj  Siniii'.ii,  of  tin  nrhjhui'i  pui/iti/iii,  at  Inj 
Lodije,  Niimj. 

To  fucc  p.  103. 


(2.)  Mary  Jane  Boyd,  d.  unm. 

(3.)  Anne  Boyd,  d.  young,  23  Jan.,  1836. 

(4.)  Catherine  Boyd,  m.  5  Oct.,  1864,  John  Robert 
Clarke,  late  Lieut.  3rd  West  York  Light  Infantry, 
son  of  John  Robert  Clarke,  of  Coburg  Place,  Dublin, 
by  Beresford,  only  dau.  of  George  Adams,  of  New- 
bridge, Co.  Cavan,  and  widow  of  Mervyn  Archdall 
Crozier,  son  of  John  Crozier,  of  Gortra,  Co.  Fermanagh. 
Mr.  Clarke  d.  s.  p.,  10  Feb.,  1900.  His  widow  d.  17 
Aug.,  1903. 

IL  James  Swanzy,  Governor  of  Anamaboe,  Gold  Coast,  West 
Africa,  and  Vice-President  of  the  Council  of  the  Gold  Coast, 
also  of  Austin  Friars,  London,  merchant,  b.  1767,  m.  1st,  at 
St.  Bride's,  Fleet  Street,  London,  28  Nov.,  1795,  Anne,  only 
dau.  of  Thomas  Biddall,*  of  Hoxton,  Middlesex.  She  d. 
14  Sept.,  1807,t  ^gsd  34,  and  James  Swanzy  (who  m.  a  second 
time)  d.  at  Anamaboe,  Cape  Coast,  23  Feb.,  1823,  in  his  57th 
year,J  having  had,  by  his  first  wife,  Anne  Biddall,  four  sons 
and  two  daus.  : — 

1.  Thomas  Biddall  Swanzy,  of  Corry  Square,  Newry,  mercLant, 
formerly  Accountant  to  the  Civil  Establishment  of  the 
Settlements  on  the  Gold  Coast,  b.  Sept.,  1797,  entered 
the  University  of  Leyden,  1  Nov.,  1814,  m.  17  Jan.,  1825, 
his  cousin,  Anne,  eldest  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Josiah  Erskine, 
B.A.,  Rector  of  Knockbride,  Co.  Cavan,  (by  Mary  Anne, 
dau.  of  Henry  Swanzy  and  Anne  Nixon  his  wife,  see  p.  121) 
eldest  son  of  Robert  Erskine,  of  Cavan.  Mr.  Swanzy  d. 
31  Jan.,  1836,  and  his  widow  d.  12  Feb.,  1885,  having  had 
one  son  and  four  daus. : — 

(1.)  Thomas  Biddall  Swanzy  (Rev.)  Vicar  of  Newry,  of 
Ivy  Lodge,  Newry,  Co.  Down,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1860, 
M.A.,  1863,  6.  8  May,  1836,  m.  22  May,    1867,  his 

*  Wm  dated  10  Dec,  1804,  proved  28  May,  1805. 

•j-  Date  on  mourning  ring. 

i  James  Swanzy  was  a  remarkable  man.  "  His  death  was  a  severe  loss  to  the 
whole  British  nation,  and  especially  to  those  in  West  Africa,  as  no  one  knew  the 
character  and  disposition  of  the  natives  as  well  as  he  did.  ...  At  his  fimeral, 
not  only  the  heads  of  the  Government,  but  every  private  individual  here  paid 
honovu:  to  his  remains,  all  the  officers  in  the  service,  and  every  European  in  the 
place  followed  him  to  the  grave,  with  his  sorrowing  relations,  minute  guns  being 
fired  during  the  ceremony."  (Letter  dated  Anamaboe,  April  10,  1823,  from  Henry 
Swanzy  to  Anne  Erskine).  Mr.  Swanzy,  who  inherited  the  property  of  his  cousin 
Richard  Phepoe  Nixon,  (see  p.  84),  had  an  extensive  knowledge  of  African  affairs, 
and  was  the  principal  witness  examined  before  the  select  committee  of  the  House 
of  Commons  on  African  Forts,  14  June,  1816.  He  stated  that  he  had  originally 
gone  out  to  the  Gold  Coast  m  1789  as  a  smgeon,  and  remained  in  command  of 
various  forts.  He  erected  a  tomb  at  Clontibret  to  the  memory  of  his  ancestors, 
recopying  on  it  the  inscriptions  to  his  grandfather  and  great-grandfather  from  an 
earlier  stone.      Portraits  of  him,  and  of  his  wife,  are  at  Ivy  Lodge,  Newry. 


cousin,  Elizabeth   Anne,    dau.  of   the  Rev.  Henry 

Swanzy,  M.A.,  of   Newberry  House,  Co.  Cork,  and 

Rockfield  (or  Avelreagh),  Co.  Monaghan,  Canon  of 

Subulter  and  Rector  of  Kilshannig,  diocese  of  Cloyne, 

(see  p.  112),  and  d.  at  Bournemouth,  12  May,  1884, 

having  had  six  children  : — 

i.  Thomas    Erskine     Swanzy     (Rev.)     Vicar     of 

Hibaldstow,      Lincolnshire,      B.A.,       (Senior 

Moderator)    T.C.D.,    1891,   B.A.,    St.   John's 

College,  Oxford,  1893,  M.A.,  1897,  b.  25  Nov., 


ii.  Henry  Biddall  Swanzy  (Rev.)  Curate  of  St. 
Mary's,  Newry,  B.A.  (Respondent),  T.C.D., 
1896,  M.A.,  1899,  b.  5  Oct.,  1873. 

iii.  Robert  Archibald  Swanzy  (Rev.)  Curate  of  St. 
John's,  New  Clee,  Lincolnshire,  B.A., 
Pembroke  College,  Cambridge,  1898,  b.  9  Nov., 

i.  Alice  Elizabeth  Swanzy,  d.  4  Aug.,  1871. 
ii.  Annie  Beatrice  Swanzy. 
iii.  Olive  Adelaide  Swanzy. 

(1.)  Marianne  Swanzy,  d.  14  Sept.,  1851. 

(2.)  Araminta  Erskine  Swanzy,  d,  7  April,  1873. 

(3.)  Elizabeth  Swanzy,  d.  23  March,  1900. 

(4.)  Adelaide  Swanzy, 

2.  Henry  Swanzy,  d.  on  board  the   Caledonia,  on  his  passage 

home  from  West  Africa,  3  June,  1823,  aged  23. 

3.  James    Swanzy,  Governor  at  Cape  Coast,  d.  at  Cape  Coast 

Castle,  20  Sept.,  1842. 

4.  John  Swanzy,  Lieut.  Royal  African  Colonial  Corps  25  April, 

1822,  killed  in  Africa,  fighting  at  the  head  of  his  detach- 
ment, in  the  first  Ashanti  War,  on  Sunday,  11  July,  1824. 
Mr.  Holman,  in  his  Travels  in  Africa,  p.  217,  says  that 
Mr.  Swanzy's  gallantry  was  conspicuous  in  the  action. 

1.  Anne  Swanzy,  d.  unm.  1  March,  1870. 

2.  Elizabeth  Swanzy,    m.  8   Aug.,   1838,    her  cousin    Hugh 

Rosborough  Swanzy,  of  Connaberry  House,  Co. 
Monaghan,  and  d.  21  Nov.,  1884,  leaving  issue  (see 
p.  112.)      He  d.  2  Aug.,  1889. 

James  Swanzy,  Governor  of  Anamaboe,  by  his  second  wife 
Amelia,  who  d.  in  France,  Nov.,  1866,  had  further  issue, 
two  sons  and  two  daus,  : — 


Daughtei"  of  the  Rev.  Andi-ew  Nixon,  and  wife  of  Henry  Swanzy. 

From  a  copij,  in  pos-tcsnion  of  Sir  Hcnnj  Sn-anzi/,  of  the  oriijinal  piiniituj,  at  Icy 
Loilge,  Ncirrii. 

To  face  p.  104. 


5.  Francis  Swanzy,  Commandant  at  Dixcove,  Gold  Coast,  b. 

at  Tcddington,  London,  20  June,  1816,  m.  Catherine,  dau. 
of  Joseph  Dawson,  for  many  years  Governor  on  the  Gold 
Coast  and  widow  of  Robert  Jackson,  and  of  —  Spinks. 
Mr.  Swanzy  was  lost  at  sea  between  England  and  France, 
s.  f. 

6.  Andrew     Swanzy,    of    The    Quarry,     Sevenoaks,     Kent, 

F.R.G.S.,  Gold  Coast  merchant,  h.  at  Teddington,  21 
Dec,  1817,  m.  15  Aug.,  1850,  Emma,  youngest  dau.  of 
William  Jones,  of  Peckham  Rye,  Surrey,  and  d.  at  Nice, 
3  Feb.,  1880,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  20  Feb.,  1903, 
two  sons  and  four  daus. : — 

(1.)  Francis  Swanzy,  of  The  Quarry,  J. P.,  Kent,  h.  7  July, 
1854,  m.  12   June,  1879,  Mary  Nina,  eldest  dau.  of 
Robert  Stephen  Patry,  of  The  Chestnuts,  Sydenham, 
Kent,  by    Isabella,    dau.   of   John   Prince  Halton, 
F.R.C.S.,  of  Liverpool,  and  has  had  issue  : — 
i.  Andrew    James    Swanzy,    University    College, 
Oxford,  h.  2  April,  1880,  d.    unm.    on    the 
Gold  Coast,  25  April,  1904. 
ii.  Francis  Hugh  Swanzy,  b.  7  April,  1884. 
iii.  Robert  Edward  Swanzy,  6. 17  July,  1888. 

i.  Mabel  Nina  Swanzy,  d.  13  Jan.  1900. 
ii.  Amy  Margaret  Swanzy. 
iii.  Helen  Swanzy. 
iv.  Lilian  Swanzy. 
(2.)  Thomas  Charles  Swanzy,  b.  5  May,  1865,  d.  11  July, 

(1.)  Amelia  Swanzy,  m.  4  May,  1871,  Capt.  John 
Boddington  Jackson,  18th  (Royal  Irish)  Regt.,  only 
son  of  Robert  Jackson,  by  Catherine,  dau .  of  Joseph 
Dawson,  and  afterwards  wife  of  Francis  Swanzy, 
and  d.  4  Sept.,  1902,  having  had  by  him,  who  d. 
9  Aug.,  1902,  issue  :— 
i.  Robert  Andrew  Jackson,  b.  23  Aug.,  1872,  d. 

3  June,  1878. 
ii.  Francis  Alfred  Jackson,  6.  21    Sept.,  1873,  m. 
24  June,   1905,  Ethel  Frances,  2nd  dau.  of 
James  Wright,   of  Barrow  Cliff,   Barrow-on- 
Soar,  Leicestershire. 
iii.  John  Frederick  Cecil  Jackson,  6.  8  May,  1880. 
i.  Florence   Marion   Jackson,   m.    14   Nov.,    1896, 
Beauchamp    Wadmore,    3rd    son    of    James 


Foster    Wadmore,  of  Tonbridge,     Kent,  and 
has  a  dau.  > — 
Marion  Beauchamp  Wadmore. 
ii.  Editli  Amy  Jackson. 

(2.)  Kate  Swanzy,  m.  9  Sept.,  1874,  Alfred  Ashley  Clark, 
J.P.,  of  Eovindene,  Playden,  Sussex,  2nd  son  of 
Frederick  Le  Gros  Clark,  F.R.S.,  President  of  the 
Royal  College  of  Surgeons  of  England,  by  Harriet 
Ann,  his  first  wife,  dau.  of  Henry  Willmer,  of  Down 
Place,  Hastings,  Sussex,  and  has  : — 

i.  Andrew  Le  Gros  Clark,  b.  12  May,  1876. 

ii.  Willmer  Le  Gros  Clark,  b.  29  Dec,  1877,  m. 
2  April,  1902,  Ethel  Mary  Dora,  younger  dau. 
of  Charles  Young,  of  The  Thorns,  Sevenoaks. 

i.  Ethel  Kate  Le  Gros  Clark,  m.  16  April,  1901, 
Ernest  Augustus  Young,  3rd  son  of  Charles 
Young,  of  The  Thorns,  Sevenoaka. 

ii.  Mildred   Le    Gros   Clark,    m.    13   Nov.,    1906, 
Maurice   Carmichael  Tweedie,    Indian  PoHce, 
eldest  son  of  Colonel  Maurice  Tweedie,  Indian 
Stafi  Corps,  and  has  issue  : — 
Michael  Willmer  Forbes  Tweedie,  b.  2  Sept., 
(3.)  Clara  Ellen  Swanzy,  m.  lst,15  March,  1879,  James 
Alfred  Mottram,  of  Hill  Head,  Hampshire,  only  son 
of  James  Mottram,  of  Birkdale,  Southport,  Lanca- 
shire.    He  d.  31  Oct.,  1887,  leaving  a  son  : — 

i.  James  Cecil  Mottram,  M.B.,  Lond.,  D.Pb. 
Cambridge,  M.R.C.S.,  Lond.,  L.R.C.P.  Engl, 
b.  12  Dec,  1879. 

She  w.  2nd,  25  April,  1889,  Lieut.-Colonel  John 
Albert  Anderson,  Army  Medical  Staff,  late  18th 
Hussars,  son  of  William  Anderson,  of  Cavan,  by 
Jane,  dau.  of  Joseph  Dawson,  and  has  further 
issue : — 

ii.  John  Swanzy  Wardlaw  Anderson,  6.  18  Oct., 

i.  Jessie  Catherine  Anderson. 

ii.  Clara  Phyllis  Anderson,  d.  14  Sept.,  1902. 

(4.)  Marian  Swanzy,  m.  5  Jan.,  1888,  Commander 
Valentine  David  Hughes,  R.N.,  3rd  son  of  Major 
Herbert  Jones  Hughes,  son  of  Robert  Hughes,   of 


Piaa-yn-Llangoed,  Lieut.  R.N.,  and  nephew  of  Sir 
William  Bulkeley  Hughes,  of  Plaa  Coch,  both  in 
Anglesey.     Issue  : — 

i.  Herbert  Valentine  Hughes,  b.  1  Nov.,  1888. 

i.  Helen  Norah  Hughes. 
3.  Amelia  Swanzy,  6.  1809,  m.  1st,  at  the  British  Embassy, 
Paris,  2  March,  1833,  Capt.  John  Armstrong,  37th  Regt., 
(who  d.  20  Jan.,  1850),  and  2nd,  4  June,  1850,  Edward 
Collett  Homersham,  R.N.,  H.M.S.  Agincourt,  son  of 
William  Homersham,  of  Canterbury,  Kent,  by  Rebecca 
Collett,  his  wife.  He  d.  s.  p.  12  Aug.,  1874.  She  d. 
17  Aug.,  1902,  aged  93,  at  Eagle's  Nest,  Adelaide,  South 
Australia,  having  had  two  children,  by  her  first 
marriage  : — 

(1.)  Francis  Armstrong,  of  FuUarton,  near  Adelaide,  6. 
28  Jan.,  1836. 

(1.)  Minna  Armstrong,  m.  26  Jan.,  1850,  John  Cramond, 
son  of  John  Cramond,  of  London,  by  Anna 
Hamilton,  and  d.  14  April,  1853,  having  had  an  only 
child  :— 

Anna  Mary  Cramond,  m.  26  Sept.,  1872 
(the  Hon.)  Beaumont  Arnold  Moulden,  of 
Adelaide,  Member  of  the  Legislative  Council 
of  South  Australia,  Solicitor,  son  of  Joseph 
Eldin  Moulden,  of  Norwood,  South  Aus- 
tralia, by  Margaret,  dau.  of  Edmund 
Hinton,  of  Bishop's  Stortford,  England,  and 
has : — 

1.  John  Collett  Moulden,  b.  2  Aug.,  1873,  m.  18 

Aug.,  1898,  Kate  Gertrude  Lavington,  dau. 
of  Lavington  Clyde,  and  has  issue  : — 

(I.)  Geofirey   Moulden,  b.    6  Oct.,    1906. 

(I.)  Audrey  Lavington  Moulden. 
(IL)  Margaret  Beaumont  Moulden. 

2.  Frank  Beaumont  Moulden,  Solicitor,  b.  25 
June,  1876. 

3.  Eldin  Swanzy  Moulden,  Electrical  Engineer, 
b.  5  Jan.,  1882,  m.  6  June,  1906,  Edna 
Annie,  youngest  dau.  of  Alfred  Witter 

1.  Margaret  Minna  Moulden,  m.  3  Dec,  1902, 
John  Wheeley  Lea,  of  The  Hermitage, 
Robe,  South  Australia,  only  son  of  Edward 
Lea.  M.D. 


4.  Marianne  Swanzy,  of  Fontaine  Daniel,  Mayenne,  France,  b. 

11  June,   1811,  d.  unm.  at  Fontaine  Daniel,  26  Sept., 

1903,  in  her  93rd  year. 

III.  Andrew  Swanzy,  of  Carrickaderry  (or  Millmount),  Co.  Monaghan, 

6.  1770,  appointed  Deputy  Governor,  Co.  Monaghan,  21  Sept., 

1810,  J.P.,  Co.  Monaghan,  11  Nov.  1811,  and  again  18  Jan., 

1831,  First  Lieut.  TuUycorbet  Regt.  8  Jan.,  1805,  Capt.  15 

Dec,  1807,  2nd  Capt.  Castleshane  Corps,  11  Aug.,  1813,  m. 

settlements  *  dated  31  Aug.,  1790,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  John 

Drope  (see  p.  175),  and  by  her,  who  d.  7  Jan.,  1857,  had  at  his 

death,  27  March,  1862,  aged  92,  three  sons  and  one  dau.  : — 

1.  Henry  Swanzy,  bapt.  24  Nov.,  1799,  d.  young. 

2.  John   Swanzy,    m.   5    Jan.    1824,  Anne,    dau.   of   James 

Hamilton,  and  niece  of  William  Hamilton,  J.P.,  High 
Sheriff,  Co.  Monaghan,  1840,  and  had  three  sons  and  one 
dau.  : — 

(1.)  William  Hamilton  Swanzy,  b.  18  Oct.,  1825,  m.  5 
July,  1862,  Eliza  Ann,  dau.  of  Thomas  Augustus 
Miller,  and  d.  8  Aug.,  1884,  having  had  by  her, 
who  d.  27  Jan.,  1894,  two  sons  and  two  daus. : — 

i.  Hamilton  Miller  D'Ejmcourt  Hamilton  Swanzy, 
of  Liverpool,  b.  22  Feb.,  1871,  m.  1st,  22  Feb., 
1893,  Anna  Henrietta  Carveth,  dau.  of  Henry 
Miller,  M.D.,  of  Hartland,  North  Devon,  and 
by  her,  who  d.  Feb.,  1899,  had  issue  : — 

1.  D'Eyncourt      Cecil      William      Hamilton 

Swanzy,  b.  11  July,  1895. 

2.  Henry   Gordon   Hamilton    Swanzy,    b.    5 

Sept.,  1898. 

He  ni.  2nd,  18  Sept.,  1899,  Lucy  Beatrice,  dau. 
of  Frederick  Richmond,  of  Nottingham, 
and  has : — 

1.  Mabel  Lucy  Elise  Hamilton  Swanzy. 

ii.  Cecil  William  Hamilton   Swanzy,   6.   24  Jan., 

1874,  d.  unm.  Oct.,  1895. 
i.  Augusta  Harriett  Lucy  Hamilton  Swanzy,  m. 

5    Sept.,    1888,    Alfred    Charles    Roberts,    of 

Liverpool,  and  has  : — 

1.  Cyril  Alfred  Roberts,  6.  1889. 

1.  Lucy  Mary  Isabel  Roberts. 
ii.  Mabel  Ernestine  Ann  Eliza  Hamilton  Swanzy, 

d.  unm.  1882. 

♦  Exchequer  Bill,  23  Dec,  1816,  Swanzy  v.  Fennigan. 


(2.)  John  Swanzy,  bapt.  i  June,  1826. 

(3.)  James    Swanzy,  m.    twice,  and    by  his   first    wife, 
Margaret,  had  issue  : — 

i.  Bertie  Swanzy. 
i.  Margaret  Swanzy. 

He  m.  2nd,  Miss  Jones. 
(1.)  Anne  Eliza  Swanzy,  d.  unm. 
James  Swanzy,  of  Tiskilwa,  Illinois,  U.S.A.,  a  doctor,  b.  16 
Dec,  1807,  m.  13  June,  18;]5,  Catherine,  dau.  of'  John 
Milling,  of  Shanlis,  Ardee,  Co.  Louth,  (by  Susanna 
Siddall,  his  wife)  and  niece  of  Lieut.-Coloncj  Henry 
Milling,  81st  Regt.  and  d.  22  June,  1865,  leaving  by  her, 
who  d.  11  June,  1880,  four  sons  and  one  dau.  (all  living 
in  the  United  States)  :— 

(1.)  Andrew  Swanzy,  of  Princeton,  111.,  6.  3  Feb.,  1838, 
m.  28  May,  1862,  Watie  W.,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Ora 
Arnold  Walker  of  Princeton. 

(2.)  Humphrys  Jones  Swanzy,  of  Tiskilwa,  b.  13  June 

(3.)  John  James  Swanzy,    of   Alexander,  Kansas,  b.  16 

Feb.,  1841,  m.30  March,  1864,  Margaret  Bolton,  and 

has  : — 

i.  Henry  Humphrys  Swanzy,  b.  8  Oct.,  1866. 
ii.  Jay    Swanzy,    b.  4   July,  1871. 
iii.  William  Swanzy,  b.l2  May,  1874. 
iv.  Hugh  Swanzy,  6.  9  Oct.,  1876. 
V.  Albert  Swanzy,  b.  24  Sept.,   1878,   m.,   and  had 
issue : — 

1.  Fayette  Swanzy,  b.  25  Jan.,  1904. 
1.  Florence  Swanzy. 
'■    Lucille  Watie  Swanzy,  ni.  20  Dec,  1883,  Thomas 
Harris,  of  Dodge  City,  Kansas,  and  has  had 
issue  : — 

1.  James  Stanley  Harris,  6.  23  Sept.,  1887. 

2.  Henry  Harris,  b.  18  June,  1890. 

1.  Anna  Blanche  Harris. 

(4.)  Henry  Milling  Swanzy,  of  Bureau  Junction,  Illinois, 
6.  12  March,  1848,  m.  9  June,  1876,  Mary  Elizabeth, 
dau.  of  Patterson  Drake,  and  by  her,  who  d.  1  Aug., 
1898,  has  issue  :— 

i.  Henry  FrankKn  Swanzy,  m.  Maud  E.  Brooker, 
and  has  issue  : — 


1.  Ora  Harold  Swanzy,  6.  10  Feb.,  1900. 

3.  Andrew  Edmond  Swanzy,  6. 15  Sept.,  1904. 

1.  Mary  Ethel  Swanzy. 

2.  Ella  Catherine  Swanzy. 
i.  Mary  Bathsheba  Swanzy. 

(1.)  Frances   Emma    Swanzy,   m.  12    Dec,  1872,  John 

Kitterman,  of  Tiskilwa,  111.,  and  has  : — 

i.  Harwood    Bertrand    Kitterman,    of    Princeton, 

b.  15  Sept.,  1873,  m.  12  Sept.,  1900,  Myrtle, 

dau.  of  H.  B.  Sargent,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  John  Harwood  Kitterman,  b.  27  May,  1901. 

1.  Sara  lone  Kitterman. 

2.  Eunice  Alberta  Kitterman. 

3.  Frances  Vivian  Kitterman. 

ii.  Kalph   Swanzy   Kitterman,   of  Tiskilwa,   6.   7 

April,  1877. 
iii.  Humphrys  Lyman  Kitterman,  b.  15  June,  1879, 
m.  2  April,  1902,  Nettie  May,  dau.  of  Samuel 
i.  Ethel  Grace  Kitterman. 
ii.  Lydia  Catherine  Milling  Kitterman. 

I.  Elizabeth  Swanzy,  m.  Ist,  23  Nov.,  1826,  the  Eev.  Isaac 
Wood  Slemmon,  M.A.,  Curate  of  Down,  son  of  Thomas 
Slemmon,  and  by  him,  who  d.  23  Dec,  1831,  had  two 
sons  : — 

(1.)  Andrew  Thomas  Swanzy  Slemmon,  J.P.,  of  Bays\alle, 
Muskoka,  Canada,  b.  27  Oct.,  1827,  d.  unm.  8  Sept., 

(2.    Isaac  Wood  Slemmon,  d.  at  school  at  Ardee,  31  May, 

1838,  aged  9. 
She   m.  2nd,  8  Dec,   1835,  Humphrys  Jones,    J.P.,  Co. 
Monaghan,  jure  uxoris  of  Carrickaderry,  and  d.  7  April, 
1861,    leaving    by    him,  who    d.  11    May,    1869,    five 
daus.  : — 

(1.)  Frances  Elizabeth  Jones. 

.'2.)  Elizabeth  Mary  Jones. 

(3.)  Mary  Anne  Jones. 

(4.)  Louisa  Jane  Jones,  m.  15  Sept.,  1869,  Francis  Richard 
Maunsell,  son  of  Richard  Maunsell,  of  Lakelands, 
Co.  Dublin,  who  was  grandson  of  Richard  Maunsell,  of 
Ballywilliam,  Co.  Limerick,  by  Helena  Maria  Toler, 
sister  of  John,  1st  Earl  of  Norbury.  Mrs,  Maunsell 
d.  s.  p.  13  Sept.,  1899,  and  her  husband  d.  25  Feb., 


(5.)  Margaret  Jane  Swanzy  Jones,  d.  May,  1902. 
IV.  Henry  Swanzy,  of  Avelreagli  (or  Rockfield)  Co.  Monaghan  and 
Hard  wick  Street,  Dublin,  Solicitor,  6. 1774,  m.  at  DrumuUy,  Co. 
Fermanagh,  14  May,  1799,  Rose,  only  dau.  and  heiieas  of 
Hugh  Rosborough,  of  Mullinagoan,  Co.  Fermanagh,  by  his 
second  wife  Amie,  dau.  of  Jason  Hassard,*  of  Skea  Co. 
Fermanagh,  Treasurer  of  the  County,  son  of  Capt.  Jason 
Hassard,  of  Skea  and  Mullymesker,  High  Sheriff,  Co,  Fer- 
managh, 1695.  Mr.  Swanzy  d.  14  March,  1843,  and  his 
widow  d.  20  March,  1856,  having  had  three  sons  and  five 
daus.  : — 

1.  Henry  Swanzy  (Rev.)  of  Newberry  House,  Co.  Cork,  and 
Rockfield,  Co.  Monaghan,  Canon  of  Subulter,  Rural  Dean 
of  Bothon,  and  Rector  of  Kilshannig,  diocese  of  Cloyne, 
6.  6  April,  1803,  m.  21  July,  1835,  Elizabeth,  youngest 
dau.  of  Edward  Green,  of  Nelson  Hill,  Youghal,  Co.  Cork, 
Capt.  and  Paymaster  Youghal  Yeomanry,  by  Alice,  dau. 
of  John  Allin,  of  Youghal,  by  Susanna,  dau.  of  John 
Lander,  and  Alicia  his  wife,  dau.  of  James  Pratt,  of 
Carricknashinny,  Co.  Cork,  by  Mary,  dau.  of  Simon 
Green,  Bailifi  of  Youghal,  1696.  Canon  Swanzy  d.  20  Feb., 
1887,  in  his  84th  year,  and  his  widow  d.  21  Sept.,  1895,  in 
her  88th  year,  having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Henry  Swanzy,  d.  in  infancy. 

(2.)  Henry  Swanzy,  h.  7  Dec,  1837,  d.  March,  1838. 

(3.)  Henry  Swanzy  (Rev.)  Rector  of  Castlemagner  and 
Ballyclough,  Co.  Cork,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1865,  M.A.,  1868, 
6.  19  Dec,  1841,  m.  22  Feb.,  1872,  Margaret  Frances, 
only  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Samuel  Bell  Leonard,  M.A.,  of 
Rushy  Park,  Co.  Kerry,  and  Bellspark,  Co.  Tipperary, 
Rector  of  Dromtarriff,  diocese  of  Ardfert,  by  Anne, 
dau.  of  Arthur  Chute,  son  of  Francis  Chute,  of  Chute 
Hall,  Co.  Kerry,  by  Ruth,  dau.  of  Sir  Riggs  Falkiner, 
Bart.,  of  Annemount,  Co.  Cork.     Mr.  Swanzy  f  d. 

*  For  particulars  of  this  family  see  The  Family  of  Hassard,  by  the  Rev.  H.  B. 
Swanzy,  Dublin,  Messrs.  Thorn  &  Co.,  printed  for  private  circulation, 1903. 

t  The  Rev.  Henry  Swanzy  was  known  as  an  explorer.  In  1884,  ]\Ir.  R.  M.  Barring- 
ton,  of  Fassaroe,  Bray,  and  he  crossed  the  Rocky  Mountains,  on  foot,  with  pack- 
horses,  and  reached  the  shores  of  the  Pacific.  Four  years  later,  in  1888,  with  his 
cousin,  the  Rev.  William  Spotswood  Green,  C.B.,  now  Chief  Inspector  of  Irish 
Fisheries,  he  again  visited  America,  in  order  to  explore,  under  the  auspices  of  the 
Royal  Geographical  Society,  portions  of  the  Selkirk  Range  in  British  Columbia, 
then  utterly  unknown.  The  story  of  their  adventures  is  told  in  Mr.  Green's 
Among  the  Selkirk  Glaciers,  London,  Macmillan,  1890.  The  Canadian  Government 
officially  named  one  of  the  newly-discovered  peaks  Mount  Swanzj%  and  another 
Mount  Green,  in  honour  of  the  two  explorers.  See  also  The  Selkirk  Range,  by  A.  0. 
Wheeler,  Vol.  I.,  Ottawa,  1905,  for  a  full  account  of  Mount  Swanzy,  and  its 


19  April^  1906,  having  had  issue  : — 
i.  Henry  Leonard  Swanzy,  b.  7    Nov.,  1873,  d.  22 

March,  1874. 
ii.  Samuel  Leonard  Swanzy  (Rev.),  Curate  of 
Midleton,  Co.  Cork,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1899, 
formerly  Lieut.  2nd  Batt.  the  Lincolnshire 
Regt.,  served  in  the  South  African  War, 
1900-1902,  (Queen's  medal  with  three  clasps. 
King's  medal  with  two  clasps),  placed  on  the 
half-pay  list  on  account  of  ill-health,  1907, 
took  Holy  Orders  same  year,  b.  13  May,  1875. 

i.  Elizabeth  Anne  Swanzy. 
(1.)  Alice  Swanzy,  d.  in  infancy. 
(2.)  Alice  Swanzy,  d.  unm.  23  Aug.,  1893. 
(3.)  Rosa  Ormsby  Swanzy,  of  Newberry  House,  Mallow, 

d.  unm.  16  Sept.,  1898. 
(4.)  Elizabeth  Anne  Swanzy,  m.  22  May,  1867,  her  cousin, 

the  Rev.   Thomas  Biddall  Swanzy,  M.A.,  Vicar  of 

Newry,  and  had  issue,  see  p.  104. 
(5.)   Katharine    Green    Swanzy,  now  of   Avelreagh,   Co. 

Monaghan,  for  more  than  two  centuries  the  home  of 

her  family.      During  the  nineteenth  century  it  was 

known  as    Rockfield,  but  it  is  now  again  called  by 

the  older  name. 
2.  Hugh  Rosborough  Swanzy,  of  Connaberry  House,  Castle- 
blayney,  Co.  Monaghan,  Solicitor,  Sub-Sherifi,  Co. 
Monaghan,  h.  17  June,  1806,  m.  8  Aug.,  1838,  his  cousin 
Elizabeth,  2nd  dau.  of  James  Swanzy,  Governor  of 
Anamaboe,  Gold  Coast  (see  p.  104)  by  Anne,  only  dau. 
of  Thomas  Biddall.  Mr.  SAvanzy,  who  did  not  use  his 
second  name,  d.  2  Aug.,  1889,  aged  83,  having  had  by 
her,  who  d.  21  Nov.,  1884,  three  sons  and  four  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Henry  Swanzy,  b.  14  Aug.,  1842,  d.  May,  1845. 

(2.)  Thomas  Biddall  Swanzy  (Rev.)  Curate  of  Moville 
Lower,  diocese  of  Derry,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1868,  M.A., 
1872,  6.  15  Oct.,  1843,  d.  unm.,  16  Nov.,  1902. 

(3.)  James  Swanzy,  6.  7  Sept.,  1848,  m.  8  Aug.,  1877 
Elizabeth  Goudy,  2nd  dau.  of  James  Mollan  Ross,  of 
Liscarney,  Co.  Monaghan,  by  Jane,  dau.  of  James 
Armstrong  Buchanan,  Lieut.  4th  (King's  Own) 
Regt.,  and  d.  26  Feb.,  1907,  leaving  three  children  :— 
i.  Henry  Hubert  Swanzy,  M.B.,  Capt.  Royal  Army 
Medical  Corps,  served  (as  Ci\nl  Surgeon)  in 


the  South  African  War,  1900-1902,  medal,  6. 
18  Aug.,  1878,  m.  7  March,  1905,  Jessie  Struan, 
youngest  dau.  of  Major  Valens  Tonnochy, 
81st  Regt.,  by  Harriet  Louisa,  2nd  dau.  of 
David  Ferrier,  of  Arbroath,  Forfar.  Capt. 
Swanzy  d.  in  India,  10  April,  1907,  of 
plague  contracted  in  the  performance  of 
his  duties,  leaving  an  only  child  : — 
Jess  Evelyn  Struan  Swanzy. 

ii.  Oswald  Ross  Swanzy,  D.I.,  R.I.C.,  h.  15  July, 


i.  Irene  Frances  Evelyn  Swanzy. 
(1.)  Anne  Swanzy. 

(2.)  Rosa  Swanzy^  7n.  8  July,  1862,  the  Rev.  Christopher 
Burldtt  Harley,  M.A.,  Canon  of  Kilbrogan  and  Rector 
of  Christ  Church,  Cork,  son  of  the  Rev.  John  Harley, 
B.A.,  Prebendary  and  Rector  of  Taghmon,  diocese 
of  Ferns,  and  d.  20  March,  1899,  having  had  by  him, 
who  d.  19  Aug.,  1902,  issue  : — 

i.  Hugh  Swanzy  Hariey,  h.  April,  1867,  d.  23  Aug., 

ii.  Christopher  Swanzy  Harley,  b.  10  March,  1871, 
rf.  19  Sept.,  1871. 
iii.  Henry  Robert  Harley,  M.D.,  B.Ch.,  B.A.,  T.C.D., 
6.  is  July,  1872,  m.  13  Feb.,  1906,  Florence 
Effie,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Alfred  James  Bray, 
and  niece  and  adopted  dau.  of  Edwin  Sidney 
Hartland,  of  Highgarth,  Gloucester,  and 
has  issue  : — 

Sheila  Patricia  Harley. 
iv.  Christopher  Burkitt  Harley  (Rev.)  B.A.,  T.C.D., 
Curate  of  Murragh,  Co.  Cork,  h.  26  Dec,  1873, 
m.  7  July,  1903,  Edith,  2nd  dau.  of  Henry 
Dale,  J.P.,  of  Cork,  and  has  :— 

Christopher  Eric  Harley,  b.  8  Dec,  1905. 
V.  John  Swanzy  Harley,  b.  27  July,  1875,  7n.  U 
June,  1906,  Charlotte  Emma,  youngest  dau. 
of  John  Hayten  Rutter,  and  has  issue  :— 

John    Christopher    Raymond    Harley,    b, 
22  July,  1907. 
vi.  Thomas  WilUam  Harley,  Capt.  Indian  Medical 
Service,  b.  10    Dec,  1876,  m.  8  Aug.,  1903, 


Mary  Elizabeth,  youngest  dau.   of    Nicholas 
E.  Wrixon,  and  has  : — 

Henry    Nicholas    Wrixon    Harley,    b.    23 
Sept.,  1904. 
vii.  George  Ormaby  Burkitt   Harley,  Capt.  late  3rd 
Batt.  Royal  Munster  Fusiliers,  served  in  the 
South  African  War  1900-1902  (Queen's  medal 
with  three  clasps),  b.  16  July,  1878, 
i.  Marion  Elizabeth  Harley,  d.  4  May,  1896. 
ii.  Rosalie  Harley,  d.  15  Feb.,  1890. 
iii.  Anna  Maria  Swanzy  Harley. 
iv.  Florence  Grace  Harley. 
V.  Eugenie  Dorothea  Harley. 
vi.  Roberta  Maud  Harley. 
(3.)  Frances  Swanzy,   m.    20  March,  1867,  John  George 
Donaldson,  Manager  Belfast  Bank,  Cookstown,  eon 
of  the  Rev.  David  Donaldson,   M.A.,  by  Letitia,  4th 
dau.  of  George  Beatty  West,  J.P.,  of  Dromdarkin, 
Co.   Leitrim,  brother  of  John  Beatty  West,  M.P., 
for  Dublin  (see  also  p.  81),  and  has  had  issue  : — 

i.  John  George  West  Donaldson,  B.E.,  h.  20  April, 

i.  Letitia  Frances  Donaldson,  m.  8  Nov.,  1893, 
Arthur  David  Ash  Gaussen,  of  BalljTonan 
House,  Co.  Derry,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff,  Co. 
Deny,  1901,  Barrister-at-law,  only  son  of 
William  Ash  Gaussen,  of  Ballyronan,  and 
has  had  issue  : — 

1.  William  Ash  Gaussen,  b.  24  Aug.,  1894. 

2.  John   George  Ash    Gaussen,  b.  14  March, 

1896,  d.  1  May,  1896. 

1.  Madeline  Francis  Ash  Gaussen. 

ii.  Marion  Swanzy  Donaldson,  d.  2  Sept.,  1886. 

iii.  Mary  Edith  Donaldson,  m.  V>  June,  1904, 
the  Rev.  Charles  Arthur  Bagge  Millington, 
B.A.,  Rector  of  Lissan,  Co.  Tyrone,  youngest 
son  of  the  Rev.  James  Robert  Millington, 
Rector  of  Kilronan,  Co.  Waterford,  and  has 
issue  : — 

Gilbert  Lindsay  Millington,  b.  17  June,  1905. 

(4.)  Marion  Swanzy. 

3.  John  Swanzy,    of    Dublin,    Sohcitor,  m.  28   Sept.,    1841, 


Margaret    Frances,    second   dau.    of    Francis  Mills,    of 

Mountjoy    Square,    Dublin,   son   of  the   Rev.    Richard 

Mills,  B.A.,  Rector  of  Annaclone,  Co,  Down,  by  Frances 

dau.  of    Thomas  Wilson,  Barrister-at-law,    and    sister 

of   Hugh    Wilson,    K.C.,    of   Collinstown,    Co.    Dublin. 

Mr.  Swanzy  d.  16  May,  1881,  and  his  widow  d.  14  Feb., 

1891,  ha\'ing  had  three  sons  and  four  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Sir   Henry  Rosborough   Swanzy,  Knt.,  of  Merrion 

Square,  Dublin,  B.A.,  Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin,  1864,  M.A., 

1873,  M.B.,  1865,  M.D.  {honoris  causa)  1905,  Member 

of  Senate,  F.R.C.S.I.,  President  of  the  Royal  College 

of  Surgeons  of  Ireland,  1906-7  and  1907-8,  President 

of  the  Ophthalmological  Society  of  Great  Britain  and 

Ireland,    1897.        Sir   Henry   Swanzy,   who    is    an 

ophthalmic     surgeon     of     wide     reputation,    and 

author  of  Handbook  of  Diseases  of  the  Eye  and  their 

Treatment,  was  gazetted  a  knight  in  the  Birthday 

Honours  List,  28  June,  1907,  and  was  knighted  by 

the  King  at  Buckingham  Palace,  15  July  following. 

He  was  b.  6  Nov.,  1843,  and  m.  19  Aug.,  1874,  Mary 

Knox,  eldest  dau.  of  John  Denham,  M.D.,  President 

of  the  Royal  College  of  Surgeons  of  Ireland,  1873-4, 

by  St.  Clair,  dau.    of  Major  Francis  Arthur  Skene 

Knox,  R.A.,  Issue  : — 

i.  John  Swanzy,  6.  19,  d.  23  Aug.,  1877. 
ii.  Theodore  Swanzy,  6.  1,  d.  7  July,  1879. 
i.  St.  Clair  Frances  Swanzy. 
ii.  Mary  Swanzy. 

iii.  Muriel  Swanzy. 
(2.)  Francis  Mills  Swanzy,  of  Honolulu,  Sandwich  Islands, 
b.  4  Feb.,  1850,  m.  9  Nov.,   1887,  Juliet,  dau.  of 
Colonel    Charles  Hastings  Judd,  of  Honolulu,  and 
has  had  issue  : — 
i.  Geraldine  Frances  Swanzy,  d.  28  Oct.,  1892. 
ii.  Nora  Hastings  Swanzy. 
iii.  Rosamond    Swanzy. 
(3.)  Robert  Erskine  Swanzy,  d.  unm.  May,  1896. 
(1.)  Anna  Maria  Swanzy,  d.  27  Sept.,  1842. 
(2.)  Anna  Maria  Swanzy. 

(3.)  Frances  Swanzy,  m.  20  April,    1895,  Charles  Maclean 
Cunningham,  L.D.S. 

(4.)    Kathleen  Swanzy,  d.  10  Oct.,  1855. 

H  2 


Anne  Swanzy,  of  Rockfield,  d.  30  March,  1889,  in  her 
88th  year. 

Elizabeth  Iiwin  Swanzy,  m.  9  Feb.,  1837,  Isaac  Butt,  Q.C. 
Barrister-at-law,  J.P.  Co.  Cork,  M.A.,  LL.D.,  T.C.D. 
Whately  Professor  of  Political  Economy  at  the  University 
of  Dublin,  1836-41,  M.P.  for  Harwich,  1852,  for  Youghal 
1852-65,  and  for  Limerick  fi"om  1871,  only  son  of  the 
Rev.  Robert  Butt,  B.A.,  Incumbent  of  Stranorlar,  Co. 
Donegal,  by  Berkeley,  dau.  of  the  Rev,  J.  Cox,  of  Dovish. 
Mr.  Butt,  who  was  the  well-known  politician,*  d.  5  May, 
1879,  and  his  widow  d.  30  April,  1897,  in  her  89th  year, 
having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Robert  Butt,  Lieut.  R.A.,  afterwards  Barrister-at- 
law,  h.  9  Nov.,  1837,  d.  unm.  27  May,  1896. 

(2.)  Henry  Butt,  h.  14  April,  1840,  d.  young. 

(3.)  George  Butt,  Bengal  Civil  Service,  6.  8  Oct.,  1842, 
m.  21  Sept.,  1875,  Annie  Frances,  sister  of  Sir  Robert 
Ball  and  Sir  Charles  Ball,  and  dau.  of  Robert  Ball, 
LL.D.,  (see  Dictionary  of  National  Biography),  son  of 
Bob  Stawell  Ball,t  of  YoughaJ,  Co.  Cork,  by  Mary 
dau.  of  Roger  Green,  of  Youghal,  and  half-sister  of 
Edward  Green,  of  Nelson  Hill,  Youghal,  (see  p.  Ill), 
Mr.  Butt  d.  in  India,  26  Jan.,  1879,  leaving  by  her 
(who  m.  2nd,  2  Oct.,  1885,  John  Thomson,  of  Edin- 
burgh, J. P.),  two  children  :  — 

i,  George  Berkeley  Butt,  Lieut.  Indian  Medical 
Service,  6.  3  July,  1878,  d.  unm.  in  India,  28 
Aug.  1902. 
i.  Kathleen  Mary  Butt,  m.  9  Oct.,  1903,  her  cousin, 
William  Valentine  Ball,  M.A.,  Barrister-at-law, 
2nd  son  of  Sir  Robert  Stawell  Ball,  F.R.S., 
Lowndean  Professor  of  Astronomy  and  Geo- 
metry in  the  University  of  Cambridge,  by 
Frances  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  WilUam  Edward 
Steele,  M.D.,  by  Frances,  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
John  Toler,  Rector  of  Kentstown,  Co.  Meath. 

(4.)  Berkeley  Isaac  Butt,  b.  1847,  d.  28  May,  1861. 

(1.)  Rosa  Butt. 

*  l^'or  notice  of  Isaac  Butt,  see  Dictionary  of  National  Biography,  and  Tfie  Lift 
of  Lord  Jiandolph  Churchill,  by  Winston  Churchill,  M.P.  There  is  a  portrait  of 
him  in  the  National  Portrait  Gallery,  Dublin. 

t  Bob  Stawell  Ball  was  son  of  Robert  Ball,  of  Youghal,  J.P.  (by  Mary,  dau.  of 
Bent  Croker),  who  was  son  of  Henry  Ball,  of  Youghal,  by  Ruth,  sister  of  Jonas 
Stawell,  of  Kilbrittain,  Co.  Cork,  M.P.  for  Kinsale,  1745-GO,  and  youngest  dau. 
of  Jonas  Stawell,  of  Kilkearns,  Madame  and  Kilbrittain,  by  Katharine  Hotmer  his 
third  wife. 


(2.)  Elizabeth  Butt,  m.  22  Dec.  1870,  Thomas  Colquhoun, 
B.A.,  Solicitor,  son  of  Samuel  Colquhoun,  of  New- 
town House,  Strabane,  Co.  Tyrone,  by  Jane,  only 
dau.  of  Samuel  Sproule,  of  Ramelton,  Co.  Donegal. 
He  d.  s.  p.  27  Dec,  1899. 

(3.)  Amie  Butt. 

(4.)  Maiy  Butt,  d.  27  Aug.,  1854. 

P).  Rosa  Swanzy,  d.  3  Feb.,  1829,  aged   IG. 

4.  Maria  Swanzy,  d.  28  July,  1897,  aged  83. 

5.  Margaret  Jane  Swanzy,  ju.  4  Sept.,  1845,  the  Rev.  John 

Evans  Lewis,  M.A.,  Rector  of  Mointaghs,  (Ardraore) 
diocese  of  Dromore,  eldest  son  of  William  Lewis,  of  Sligo. 
She  d.  4  May,  1901,  aged  84,  and  her  husband  d.  17  July, 
1874,  having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  George  Alfred  Lewis,  B.A.,  M.B.,  b.  1  Feb.,  1851,  d. 
s.  p.,  24  Dec,  1889,  at  Lyttleton,  New  Zealand,  being 
survived  by  his  second  wife,  Lily,  dau.  of  Aaron 
Ayres.     She  m.  2nd,  1900,  Thomas  Bunting. 

(2.)  Henry  Swanzy  Lewis,  d.  26  Feb.,  1874,  aged  17. 

(3.)  John  Evans  Lewis,  6.  24  Sept.,  1859. 

(1.)  Rosa  Jane  Lewis,  m.  29  Aug.,  1877,  James  Stopford 
Hunt,  of  Balh'magooly,  House,  Mallow,  Co.  Cork,  son 
of  James  Hunt,  of  Danesfort,  Mallow,  by  Anna 
Catherine  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William  Stop- 
ford,  LL.D.,  Rector  of  Garrycloyne,  Co.  Cork,  grand- 
son of  the  Right  Rev.  James  Stopford,  D.D.,  Bishop 
of  Cloyne,  by  Anne,  sister  of  James  Stopford,  1st  Earl 
of  Courtown. 

V.  John  Swanzy,  Governor  of  Accra,  Gold  Coast,  Africa,  and 
Member  of  the  Council  of  the  Gold  Coast,  d.  unm.  22  Oct.,  1807. 
His  last  public  act  was  to  stop  slave-trading  among  the 
British.  The  details  are  given  as  follows  in  Eighteen  Years  on 
the  Gold  Coast,  by  Brodie  Cruickshank,  London,  1853,  Vol.  L, 
p.  84  :  Numbers  of  the  natives  "  were  carried  to  Cape  Coast, 
parcelled  out  into  lots  for  the  governor  and  members  of  council, 
and  sold  to  the  slave-ships.  .  .  .  We  are  pleased  to  have  it  to 
add,  that  there  was  one  of  the  members  of  council  who  in- 
dignantly refused  to  participate  in  such  iniquitous  gains.  Mr. 
John  Swanzy  was  governor  of  Accra  at  this  time.  As  soon  as 
he  heard  of  the  proceedings  of  the  governor  and  his  colleagues, 
he  rose  from  a  sick-bed,  and  went  to  Cape  Coast  by  canoe. 
Although  suffering  from  a  mortal  illness,  which  soon  aiter- 
wards   terminated   in   death,   he    hastened    to    prevent,    if 


possible,  the  consummation  of  this  great  crime.  His  indignant 
remonstrances  and  threats  of  exposure  were  not  in  vain.  The 
governor  and  his  guilty  colleagues  quailed  before  the  angry 
rebukes  of  the  sick  man,  strong  in  the  might  of  a  righteous 
cause.  They  consented  to  undo  their  act,  as  far  as  now  could 
be  done.  But  there  was  much  which  could  not  be  undone.  In 
the  interval  which  had  elapsed,  many  of  the  poor  creatures 
had  been  carried  from  the  coast.  But  there  were  still  some  in 
the  ships  in  the  roads,  and  others  in  the  slave-hold  of  the  castle, 
who  were  returned  to  their  homes.  Having  got  all  the  redress 
which  was  in  his  power,  Mr.  Swanzy  went  back  to  Accra,  and 
died ;  his  last  moments,  no  doubt,  soothed  by  the  reflection 
that  he  had  raised  a  voice  of  honest  indignation  against  such 
foul  and  wicked  practices."  A  tablet  erected  to  his  memory 
in  Cape  Coast  Castle,  decayed  in  the  lapse  of  time,  and  a  new 
one  was  placed  there  in  1901  by  Mr.  F.  Swanzy,  of  Sevenoaks. 
A  mountain  near  Dixcove,  on  the  Gold  Coast,  is  named  Mount 

VI.  Francis  Lucas  Swanzy,  d.  unm  in  West  Africa,  19  Sept.,  1823. 

I.  Elizabeth  Swanzy,  m.  1st,  in  Nov.,  1785,  Daniel  Simpson,  of 
TullynamuUy,  Co.  Armagh,  (who  d.  1788,  will  dated  1  April, 
proved  20  June),  son  of  Samuel  Simpson,  and  2nd,  28  July, 
1812,  Dr.  William  Robinson,  of  Monaghan,  who  d.  12  Aug. 
1830.  She  d.  1839,  having  had  by  her  first  marriage  an  only 
son : — 

Samuel  Daniel  Simpson,  of  Annemount,  Keady,  m.  28  Sept., 
1820,  Jane,  eldest  dau.  of  James  Kidd,  and  d.  15  Oct., 
1835,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  10  April,  1879,  issue  : — 

(1.)  Daniel  Simpson,  6.  16  July,  1821,  d.  unm. 

(2.)  James  Simpson,  h.  9  Sept.,  1826,  d.  unm. 

(3.)  William  Robinson  Simpson,  h.  24  June,  1838,  d.  30 
Jan.,  1830. 

(4.)  Benjamin  Kidd  Simpson,  h.  5  March,  1830,  m.  16 
March,  1853,  Catherine  Anne,  dau.  of  Edward 
Henesey,  and  had  issue,  who  d.s.f. 

(5.)  Samuel   Swanzy    Simpson,    b.    15     Nov.,    1835,    m. 

Elizabeth,   widow   of   Millan,  and  dau.  of 

Wentworth,  and  d.s.f.,  18  March,  1895. 

(1.)  Ellen  Simpson,  d.  6  Dec,  1875. 

(2.)  Eliza  Maria  Simpson,  d.  19  March,  1899. 

(3.)  AUcia  Simpson,  d.  27  Sept.,  1833. 

(4.)  Maria  Simpson,  d.  young. 

*  For  the  other  Mount  Swauzy,  in  Canada,  see  note,  p.  Ill 


II.  Marianne  Swauzy,  in.  1799,  the  Rev.  Josiali  Erskino,  B.A., 
Rector  of  Knockbride,  Co.  Cavan,  181;M9,  and  Virar  of  Dcnn, 
1812-13,  eldest  son  of  Robert  Erskine,  of  Cavan,  by  Elizabeth, 
dau.  of  Josiah  Parr,  of  Cavan.  (For  account  of  the  Erskine 
family  see  Appendix  X,  p.  TS7.)  She  d.  5  July,  1852,  aged  74. 
having  had  by  him,  who  d.  1  Feb.  1819,  five  sons  and  four 
daus.  : — 

1.  Robert  Erskine,  of  Erskine  House,  Cavan,  J. P.,  Co.  Cavan 

High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1872,  Lieut.  Royal  African 
Colonial  Corps  (Light  Infantry),  half  pay  5  July,  1831,  b. 
at  Drumlane,  1801,  served  in  the  Ashanti  war  of  1824 
and  was  one  of  the  two  officers  who  were  the  sole  survivors 
of  the  defeat  of  Sir  Charles  M'Carthy's  forces  at  Sicondee, 
West  Africa,  21  Jan.,  1824.  He  was  Bishop's  Registrar 
for  Kilmore,  and  d.  anm.  21  May,  188'>,  aged  82. 

2.  Henry  James   Erskine,    (Rev.),    Vicar   of   Kildrumferton, 

diocese  of  Kilmore,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1827,  M.A.  1832,  m. 
1857.  Anne  Elliott,  and  d.  24  March,  1877,  leaving  a 
dau. : — 

Dora  Maxwell  Erskine,  m.  10  March,  1886,  E.  A.  Khund- 
kar,  Barrister-at-law,  and  has  : — 

i.  Patrick  Henry  Erskine  Khundkar,  b.  17  March, 

i.  Miriam  Khundkar. 

3.  Archibald  Erskine,  M.D.,  of  Sandys  Place,  Newry,  b.  1800. 

»i.  8  May,  1844,  his  cousin  Anne  Elizabeth,  eldest  dau. 
of  John  Wilson,  of  Newry,  by  Anne,  youngest  dau.  of 
Henry  Swanzy,  and  Anne  Nixon,  his  wife,  (see  p.  1 27).  Dr. 
Erskine  d.  7  Nov.,  1881,  and  his  widow  d.  4  June,  1891, 
leaving  issue  : — 

(1.)  William    Erskine,    Barrister-at-law,    Siz.    and    Sch. 

T.C.D.,  B.A.  (Senior  Moderator)   1867,  6.  25  May, 

1845,  d.  unm.,  2  Feb.,  1901. 

(2.)  John  Wilson  Erskine,  B.A.,  M.B.,  T.C.D.,  b.  6  April, 

1848,  m.  1887,  Frederica  Mellon,  and  had  issue  ; — 

i.  Archibald    William    Frederick    Erskine,    b.    24 

June,  1889. 
i.  Dorothy  Marian  Erskine. 

(1.)  Annie  Erskine,  m.  5  July,  1871,  WilUam  Brady,  of 
Johnstown,  Co.  Fermanagh,  and  Studley,  Ros- 
trevor,  Co.  Down,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Fermanagh,  1892, 
son  of  John  Brady,  J.P.,  D.L.,  of  Johnstown,  High 


Sheriff,  Co.  Fermanagh,   1865,  and   Co.  Monaghan, 

(2.)  Marian  Erskine. 

(3.)  Frances  Erskine. 

4.  John  Swanzy  Erskine,  d.  unm. 

5.  James  Francis  Erskine,  of  the  Yews,  Newry,  J.P,  Cos. 

Armagh  and  Down,  h.  1816,  m.  1st,  5  April,  1848,  Eliza- 
beth Jane,  second  dau.  of  John  Hartley,  of  Ballyfallon, 
Co.  Meath  (by  Jane,  dau.  of  John  Kothwell,  of  Cannons- 
town,  Co.  Meath,  by  Catherine,  sister  of  Lieut. -General 
Sir  Jeffrey  Prendergast),  grandson  of  John  Hartley,  of 
Ballyfallon,  by  Clementina,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Robert 
Meares,  son  of  Lewis  Meares,  of  Heares  Court,  Co.  West- 
meath.  Hrs.  Erskine  d.  6  July,  1883,  and  her  husband  m. 
2nd,  9  Nov.  1886,  his  cousin  Emily,  dau.  of  John  "Wilson, 
(see  p.  127).  She  d.s.f.  13  Dec,  1906.  By  his  first 
marriage  he  had  issue  at  his  death,  2  Feb.,  1908  : — 

(1.)  John  Francis  Erskine,  Lieut.  R.H.A.,  6.  May,  1852, 
d.  unm.  at  Morar,  Gwalior,   India,   13  Aug.,  1878. 

(2.)  Robert  Erskine,  of  The  Yews,  Newry,  C.P.S.,  6.  17 
Aug.,  1856,  m.  30  Nov.,  1882,  Anne  Emily,  youngest 
dau.  of  the  Rev.  Thomas  Francis  Greene,  M.A.,  of 
Kilranalagh  and  Ballinroan,  Co.  Wicklow,  (by  Eliza- 
beth, dau.  of  William  Heighington,  of  Donard,  same 
Co.),  son  of  Francis  William  Greene,  of  Kilranalagh, 
High  Sheriff  Co.  Wicklow,  1804,  by  Jane,  dau.  of 
Thomas  Browne,  of  Newgrove,  Co.  Clare,  by  Mary, 
dau.  of  Nicholas  Westby,  of  High  Park,  Co.  Wicklow. 
By  her,  who  d.  2  Nov.,  1891,  Mr.  Erskine  had  issue  : — 
i.  James  Francis  Erskine,  h.  8  Oct.,  1883,  d.  28 
Oct.,  1883. 

ii.  Robert  Hartley  Erskine,  6.  26  July,  1887. 

i.  Elizabeth  Frances  Erskine. 

ii.  Annie  Heighington  Erskine. 

iii.  Eva  Hary  Erskine. 

(1.)  Harianne  Erskine,  m.  2  Jan.,  1889,  the  Rev.  James 
Jackson  Sherrard,  B.D.,  Vicar  of  Rynagh,  Banagher, 
King's  Co.,  youngest  son  of  the  Rev.  William 
Sherrard,  B.A.,  Rector  of  Castlelyons,  Co.  Cork, 
and  Rural  Dean,  by  Hatilda  Barker,  dau.  of  John 
Jackson  of  Liverpool,  and  widow  of  Agmondisham 
Vesey  Colclough,  of  Newtownbarry,  Co.  Wexford. 
Issue  : — 


i.  Henry  Erskine  Sherrard,  b.  22  Oct.  1889. 
ii.  James  Francis  Sherrard,  6.  2  Feb.,  1891. 
i.  Helen  Elizabeth  Sherrard. 

1.  Amie  Erskine,  m.  17  Jan.,  1825,  her  cousin  Thomas  Biddall 

Swanzy,  of  Newry,  eldest  son  of  James  Swanzy,  Governor 
of  Anamaboe,  Gold  Coast,  and  d.  12  Feb.,  1885,  aged  84, 
leaving  issue,  see  p.  103. 

2.  Elizabeth  Erskine,  m.  26  March,  1828,  the  Very  Rev.  James 

CoUios,  D.D.,  Dean  of  Killala,  and  Chaplaiu  to  the  Lord 
Lieutenant  of  Ireland,  formerly  Vicar  of  Deno,  Co.  Cavan, 
son  of  Francis  Collins,  and  d.  5  Aug.,  1879,  having  had  by 
him,  who  d.  19  June,  1868,  five  sons  and  five  daus.  : — 
(1.)  Robert  Erskine  CoUms,  d.  23  March,  1840. 
(2.)  James  Francis  Collins,  of  Kylemore,  South  Inver- 
cargill.  New  Zealand,  m.  6  July,  1859,  bis  cousin, 
Anna  Maria,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William  Prior  Moore, 
by  Anna,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William  Grattan,  by  Anna 
Selina,  dau.  of  Humphrey  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Lodge, 
(by  Anne,  sister  of  the  Right  Hon.  Sir  John  Stewart, 
Bart.),  brother  of  Mrs.  Swanzy,  see  pp.  92  and  99. 
Issue  : — 

i.  James  Francis  Collins,  b.  21  Jan.,  1862,  w.  29 
June,  1895,  Katie,  dau.  of  George  Tracy 
Stephens,  of  the  Survey  OfSce,  Wellington, 
New  Zealand,  and  has  a  son  : — 

Raymond  James  George  Collins,  b.  8  Aug., 
ii.  William  Frederick  Collins,  b.  April,   1865. 
iii.  Edward  Erskine  Collins,  b.  9  Feb.,  1867,  ?«.  15 
Dec.  1898,  Laura,  dau.  of  A.  T.  Begg,  and  has 
had  issue  : — 

1.  LyaU   CoUins,  6.  18   Oct.,  1900,  d.  6  Sep., 


2.  Alexis  Noel  CoUins,  b.  28  Sept.,  1902. 
1.  Constance  Collins. 

iv.  Herbert  Ruthven  Collins,  b.  June,  1872. 
V.  Ernest  CoUins,  b.  28  Feb.,  1879. 
i.  Selina  Jane  Collins, 
ii.  Clara  Frances  Collins. 

iii.  Constance  Grattan  CoUins,  d.  22  Sept.,  1894. 
(3.)  Josiah  Erskine  CoUins,  Lieut.-Colonel,  retired,  late  the 
Hampshire  Regt.,  formerly  Ceyion  Rifles  and  87th 


Koyal  Irish  Fusiliers,  served  in  the  Burmese  Ex- 
pedition, 1885-7,  in  command  of  several  expeditions 
against  the  enemy,  near  Mandalay,  mentioned  in 
despatches,  London  Gazette  22nd  June,  1886,  (medal 
with  clasp,  brevet  of  Lieut.-Col.),  h.  26  July,  1836,  m. 
1  March,  1872,  Carina  Eliza,  eldest  dau.  of  Major 
Edward  Frederick  Tranchell,  Ceylon  Kifles,  Acting 
Inspector-General  of  Police  at  Ceylon,  and  by  her 
who  d.  1874,  has  had  issue  : — 

i.  James  Edward  Collius,  F.R.C.P.,  L.R.C.S., 
formerly  Lieut.  3rd  Volunteer  Batt.  West  Kent 
Regt.,  h.  3  March,  1873. 

i.  Ethel  Elizabeth  Collins,  d.  young,  3  Oct.,  1875. 

(4.)  William  Erskine  Collins,  d.  3  March,  1862. 

(5.)  John  Henry  Collins. 

(1.)  Mary  Anne  Collins,  d.  28  Jan.,  1831. 

(2.)  Araminta  Collins,  d.  8  Feb.,  1831. 

(3.)  Elizabeth  Collins,  d.  8  May,  1835. 

(4.)  Jane  Collins,  d.  in  Italy,  2  May,  1907. 

(5.)  Araminta  Erskine  Collins,  d.  5  June,  1840. 

3.  Araminta  Erskine,  d.  Nov.,  1821,  aged  15. 

4.  Sarah  Jane  Erskine,  m.  29  April,  1835,  Peter  Quinn,  of  The 

Agency,  Drumbanagher,  Co.  Armagh,  M.P.  for  Newry, 

1859-65,  J.P.  Cos.  Armagh  and  Down,  youngest  son  of 

John  Quinn  of  Newry,  and  of  Drum,  Co.  Monaghan,  by 

Mary,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William  Campbell,  D.D.,  Vicar  of 

Newry,  brother  of  the  Rev.  Thomas  Campbell,  LL.D., 

J.P.,  Chancellor  of  Clogher,  the  friend  of  Johnson  and 

BoswelL*     She  d.  5  Jan.  1889,  and  Mr.  Quinn  d.  5  Oct., 

1894,  having  had  four  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

(1.)  John  Quinn,  late  Bengal  Civil  Service,  Commissioner 

of  Lucknow,  h.  8  June,  1839,  m.  4  March,  1886,  May 

Margaret,  second  dau.  of  Alexander  John  Lawrence, 

CLE.,  son  of  Lieut, -General  Sir  George   St.  Patrick 

Lawrence,  K.C.S.L,  C.B.,  brother  of  John,  1st  Lord 

Lawrence,    Viceroy   of    India,    and    of   Sir     Henry 

Lawrence,  (see  also  p.  144). 

(2.)  Charles  Campbell  Quinn,  late  Bengal  Civil  Service, 

Commissioner  Bhaugulpore  Division,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  6. 

31  Oct.,  1841,  m.  28  March,  1881,  Eleanor  Blanche, 

dau.  of  Charles  John  Henty,  of  Calcutta,  by  Emily, 

dau.  of  Elias  Hunt,  R.E.,  and  has  issue  : — 

*  See  Dr.  Campbell's  life  in  the  Dictionary  of  National  Biography. 


i.  John  Peter  Campbell  Quinn,  6.  27  Aug.,  18'J6. 
i.  Stella  Blanche  Campbell  Quinn. 
ii.  Sylvia  Marion  Campbell  Quinn. 
iii.  Sybil  Florence  Campbell  Quinn. 
(3.)  James  Campbell  Quinn,  (Rev.),  Curate  of  Evesham, 
Dorsetshire,    formerly   Curate    of     Kilshannig,    Co. 
Cork,  b.  Aug.,  1845,  d.  unm.  17  April,  1880. 
(4.)  Robert  Erskme  Quinn,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  h.  24  July,  1847, 
m.  6  Jan.,  1874,  Annie  Martin,  dau.  of  George  Hali- 
day,  of  Liverpool,  by  Matilda,  dau.  of  John  Martin, 
J.P.,  of  Shrigley,  Co.  Down,  and  Killoskehane  Castle, 
Co.  Tipperary,  and  d.  6  Oct.,  1906,  having  had  by  her 
who  d.  27  April,  1876,  issue  :— 

i.  Mary  Beatrice  Quinn,  m.  19  Dec,  1907,  Thomas 
Gillman  Moorhead,  M.D.,  F.R.C.P.I.,  2nd  son 
of  William  Robert  Moorhead,  M.D.,  of  Bray, 
by  Amelia  Davis  Gillman,  of  Oakmount,  Co. 
Cork,  only  dau.  of  James  Herbert  Gillman, 
J.P.,  of  Oakmount. 
ii.  Edith  Jane  Quinn,  d.  in  infancy,  3  July,  1876. 
(1.)  Marion  Campbell  Quinn. 

(2.)  Elizabeth  Anne  Quinn,  d.  unm.  20  April,  1879. 
(3.)  Florence  Jane  Quinn,  m.  23  June,  1879,  the  Rev. 
Thomas  Benjamin  Willson,  M.A.,  Rector  of  Christ- 
church,  Shooter's  Hill,  diocese  of  Rochester,  only  son 
of  Thomas  Edkins  Willson,  M.A.,  of  Dublin, 
by  Maria,  second  dau.  of  Thomas  Willans,  of  Susan 
Vale,  Co.  Dublin,  and  has  issue  : — 

i.  Thomas    Olaf    Willson,    B.A.,    Keble    College, 

Oxford,  1901,  M.A.,  1905,  h.  29  July,  1880. 
ii.  Maurice  Frank  Campbell  Willson,  h.  21  Nov., 
III.  Margaret  Swanzy,  m.  Joseph  Mather,  of  Maytone,  Co.  Armagh, 
2nd  son  of  William  Mather,  of  Twyford,  Derbyshire,  by  his 
wife,  dau,  of  Josiah  Holmes,  of  Twyford,  by  his  wife.  Miss 
Kirkman,  of  Ingress  Park,  Kent.  She  was  buried  at  Clontibret, 
3  May,  1834,  and  her  husband  was  buried  there  27  June,  1836, 
having  had  three  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  William  Holmes  Mather,  bapt.  4  March,  1804,  d.  unm.  at 

Cape  Coast  Castle,  West  Africa,  30  July,  1824. 

2.  Henry  Swanzy  Mather,  m.  Miss  Moore,  of  New  Orleans,  aud 

d.  leaving  an  only  child  : — 

Henry  Mather,  of  New  Orleans,  a  minor,  in  I860.* 

*  See  Burke's  Heraldic  Illustrations,  1850,  where  Mrs.  Joseph  Mather's  father 
is  erroneously  described  as  Andrew  Swanzy,  of  Neivry,  instead  of  Henry  Swanzy, 
of  Avekeagh. 


3.  Joseph  Mather,  of  New  Orleans,  d.s.p. 

1.  Anne  Mather,  m.  9  July,  1835,  Miles  William  Atkinson,  2nd 

son  of  William  Atkinson,  of  Glenanne,  Co.  Armagh,  Capt. 

Portadown  Yeomanry,  by  Anne,  dau.  of  Joseph  Cham- 

ney,  of  Ballyrahine,  Co.  Wicklow.     She  d.  13  June,  1880, 

having  had  by  him,  who  d.  25  March,  1880,  three  sons  and 

four  daus.  : — 

(1.)  WilUam  Miles  Atkinson,  of  Warrenpoint,  Co.  Down, 
b.  25  Sept.,  1837. 

(2.)  Joseph  Henry  Atkinson,  of  Calcutta,  b.  4  July,  1840, 
m.  22  Feb.,  1871,  Elizabeth  Mary,  dau.  of  Charles 
Vincent  M'Carthy,  C.E.,  and  had  issue  : — 

i.  Gerald  Atkinson,  b.  4  Feb.,  1873,  d.  12  Feb., 

ii.  Wilham  Atkinson,  b.  5  March,  1874,  m.  23  Feb., 
1901,    Mabel    Onslow,    2nd    dau.    of   Horace 
Mackay,  of  Melbourne. 

iii.  Charles  Vincent  McCarthy  Atkinson.  Asst.  Supt. 
Madras  Police,  b.  2  Nov.,  1879,  m.  19  Dec,  1905, 
May,  youngest  dau.  of  Peter  W.  Soutter, 

iv.  Joseph  Henry  Atkinson,  late  2nd  Lieut.  R.F.A., 
6.  5  May,  1885. 

V.  Edward  Dawson  Atkinson,  6.  10  Nov.,  1891. 

i.  Phoebe  McCarthy  Atkinson,  m.  29  March,  1901, 
Henry  Herbert  Reynolds,  and  has  : — 
Joseph  Herbert  McCarthy  Reynolds,   b.   20 
Jan.,  1904. 
ii.  Annie  Geraldine  Atkinson. 

iii.  Mary  Laragh  McCarthy  Atkinson,  m.  2  March, 
1907,  Dudley  J.  Parsons,  and  d.  10  Oct.,  1907. 

iv.  Margaret  Mather  Atkinson,  m.  17  Aug.,  1907, 
David  Clarke  Patterson,  Indian  Civil   Service. 

(3.)  Gerald  Atkinson,  b.  (>  May,  1844,  d.s.p.  at  Calcutta, 

9  Oct.,  1874. 
(1.)  Margaret  AtkinsoD,  d.  young. 
(2.)  Margaret  Mather  Atkinson. 
(3.)  Anne  Chaniney  Atkinson. 
(4.)  Marianne  Erskine  Atkinson. 

2.  Catheripe  Holme?  Mather,  m.  12  Dec,  1844,  George  Synnot, 

of  Fernside,  near  Geelong,  Victoria,   son  of  Capt.  Walter 
Synnot,  89th  Regt.  (by  his  second  wife,  Elizabeth,  dau.  of 


George  Houston),  son  of  Sir  Walter  Synnot,  of  Bally- 
moyer,  Co.  Armagh.  Sh.-  d.  \?>  Feb.,  1881,  having  had  by 
him,  who  d.  1  July,  1871,  with  four  others,  who  d.  young, 
two  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Walter  Seton  Synnot,  h.  24  May,  1847,  m.  23  March, 
1872,  Lucy  Emily  Nixon,  dau.  of  William  Lucas,  and 
d.  20  Aug.,  1907,  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  5  Feb., 
1905,  one  dau.  : 

Anna  Lucas  Synnot. 

(2.)  George  Nugent  Synnot,  6.  29  Oct.,  1848. 

(1.)  Mary  Jane  Cumberland  Synnot,  m.  10  .June,  1862, 
David  Boswell  Reid,  Brigade-Surgeon-Lieut.-Colonel 
Victorian  (Australian)  Military  Forces,  eldest  son  of 
David  Boswell  Reid,  M.D.,  F.R.C.P.E.,  2nd  son  of  Dr. 
Peter  Reid,  of  Edinburgh,  by  Christian,  eldest  dau. 
of  Hugo  Arnot,  the  9th  Arnot  of  Balcormo,  a  well- 
known  historical  ^vriter.*  She  d.  4  Jan.,  1874,  having 
had  issue  : — 

i.  Da\'id  Boswell  Reid,  d.  young. 

ii.  George  Synnot  Reid,  h.  25  Jan.,  1870,  d.  21 
Jan.,  1871. 

iii.  Hugo  Boswell  Reid,  b.  20  Jan.,  1871,  m.  26  April, 
1899,  Ellen  Mary,  only  dau.  of  Wilham  Manson 
Gebbie,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Mary  Synnot  Reid. 

2.  Ellen  Seton  Reid. 

i.  Mary  Elizabeth  Reid,  m.  William  Abraham,  and 
has  issue  : — 

1.  William  Ross  Abraham,  h.  6  April,  1886. 

2.  Arthui-  Boswell  Reid  Abraham,  6.  25  June, 

3.  George  Synnot  Abraham,  6.  1  Dec,  1889. 

1.  Mary  Kathleen  Abraham. 

2.  Norah  Inglis    Synnot  Abraham. 

ii,  Catherine  Isabelle  Seton  Reid,  m.  1  Jan.,  1894, 
Harvey  du  Cros,  4th  son  of  Harvey  du  Croe, 
M.P.  for  Hastings,  1906. 

iii.  Dot  Synnot  Reid,  m.  21  May,  1892,  Frank  Mark 
Rodney  Carter,  Lieut.  R.N.,2nd  son  of  Colonel 

•  See  Diiaumary  of  Nationcd  Biography,  also  Brief  Notices  of  the  families  of 
Arnot,  Reid,  Bottwell,  S^on,  etc.,  by  a  Kinsman,  Bombay,  1899. 


John  William  Carter,  Bengal  Infantry,  who 
was  son  of  Benjamin  Carter,  Post  Capt.  R.N., 
nephew  of  the  famous  Elizabeth  Carter,  trans- 
lator of  Epictetus.     Issue  : — 

Seton  Rodney  Carter,  h.  4  May,  1895. 

(2.)  Catherine  Sjmnot,  m.  26  Aug.,  1873,  Travers  Adam- 
son,  B.A.,  Barrister-at-law,  son  of  Travers  Adam- 
son,  of  Carn  Park,  Co.  Westmeath,  by  Fanny 
Jane,  dau.  of  Wilham  Curtis,  of  Annaghmore, 
King's  Co.  and  by  him,  who  d.  4  April,  1897, 
has  issue  : — 

i.  Mary  Synnot  Travers  Adamson. 

ii.  Catherine  Fanny  Travers  Adamson. 

iii.  Janet  Adelaide  Travers  Adamson. 

Mary  Jane  Mather,  m.  1st,  as  his  third  wife,  8  April,  1836, 
Capt.  Walter  Synnot,  89th  Regt.,  of  Ballintate,  Co. 
Armagh,  2nd  son  of  Sir  Walter  Synnot,  of  Ballymoyer, 
Co.  Armagh,  High  Sherifi,Co.  Armagh,  1783,  by  Jane,*  2nd 
dau.  of  John  Seton,  of  Camberwell,  Surrey.  Capt.  Synnot 
d.  31  Dec,  1851,  leaving  no  issue  by  this  marriage,  and 
she  m.  2nd,  Charles  Macarthur,  second  son  of  Hannibal 
Hawkins  Macarthur,  of  the  Vineyard,  Paramatta,  N.S.W., 
Member  of  Parliament  in  Australia,  by  Anna  Maria,  dau. 
of  Capt.  Philip  Gidley  King,  R.N.,  Governor  of  New  South 
Wales.  She  d.  1889,  having  had  by  her  second  husband, 
who  d.   13  Dec,  1871,  two  children  : — 

(1.)  Charles  Walter  William  Macarthur,  m.  8  Nov.,  1881, 
Minna  Catherine  Eliza,  eldest  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Septi- 
mus Hungerford,  Incumbent  of  St.  Thomas's,  Enfield, 
Sydney,  son  of  Capt.  Emmanuel  Hungerford,  South 
Cork  Militia.  Mr.  Macarthur  d.s.f.  and  his  widow 
m.  2nd,  24  Oct.,  1894,  Francis  William  Hales,  son  of 
the  Ven.  Francis  Hales,  Archdeacon  of  Launceston, 

(1.)  Agnes  Barbara  Mary  Macarthur,  m.  GifEard  Hamilton 
King,  and  had  a  son  : — 

GifEard  Hamilton  Macarthur  King,  h.  15  Jan., 

*  Lady  Synnot's  sisters  were  Isabella,  m.  1763,  Sir  Thomas  Cayley,  Bart.,  of 
Brompton,  Yorkshire ;  Elizabeth,  m.  1762,  Robert  Berry,  (by  whom  she  had 
Agnes  and  Mary  Berry,  the  friends  and  correspondents  of  Horace  Walpole),  and 
Margaret,  m.  Andrew  Seton.  See  Burke's  Peerage,  note  to  "  Seton  of  Abercorn, 
Bart.,"  and  Journal  and  Correspondence  of  Mi  as  Berry,  edited  by  Lady  Theresa 
Lewis,  London.  1865,  Vol.  I.,  pp.  2  and  8. 


IV.  Anne  Swanzy,  m.  at  Clontibret,  1  Feb.,  1809,  John  Wilson  of 
Newry,  who  d.  6  April,  1828,  and  d.  22  Mar(.h,  1845,  having 
had  issue  : — 

1.  James  Swanzy  Wilson,  6.  17  Jan.,  1818,  d.  unm.  in  America 
18  Sept.,  1865. 

1.  Anne  Elizabeth  Wilson,  m.  8  May,  1844,  her  cousin,  Archi- 

bald Erskine,  M.D.,  (see  p.   1 19),  and  d.  4  June,  I'sQl. 

2.  Catherine  Wilson,  d.  unm.  10  Sept.,  1898,  aged  84. 

3.  Marianne  Wilson,  d.  unm.  24  Feb.,  1904,  aged  88. 

4.  Emily  Wilson,  m.  9  Nov.,  1886,  her  cousin  James  Francis 

Erskine,  J.P.,  and  d.  13  Dec,  1906,  aged  86. 

5.  Frances  Lucas  Swanzy  Wilson,  d.  unm.  2  Aug.,  1852. 



Enery  of  Bawnboy  and  Ballyconnell  and  Nesbitt  and  Burrowes 

OF   LiSMORE,    all   IN  Co.  CaVAN. 

The  dau.  of  Thomas  Nixon,  of  Kingstown,  Co.  Fermanagh  (p.  67),  was  : 

FRANCES  NIXON,  m.  before  1705,  John  Enery,  of  Bawnboy,  Co. 
Cavan,  High  Sherifi,  Co.  Fermanagh,  1727, and  Co.  Cavan,  1738,  J.P., 
Co.  Cavan,  24  Sept.,  1715,  and  Co.  Fermanagh,  14  Jan.,  1723,  eldest 
son  of  Patrick  Enery,  of  CuUohill,  Co.  Fermanagh.*  John  Enery  d.  in 
Grafton  Street,  Dublin,  Nov.,  1756  (will  dated  22  Nov.,  proved  in 
Prerog.  Court,  2  Dec,  1756,  executors,  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  George 
Nixon,  of  Mullymesker  (Nixon  Hall),  Richard  Hassard,  of  Garden  Hill, 
and  the  Rev.  William  Enery.)  By  Frances  Nixon  his  wife  he  had  three 
SODS,  and  one  dau.  (Mrs.  Nesbitt),  viz.  : — 

I.  THOMAS,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  William  Enery  (Rev.)  D.D.,  Rector  of  Killeshandra,  Co.  Cavan 
(inducted,  20  Aug.,  1729),  6.  1706,  educated  at  Carrickmacross, 
entered  T.C.D.,  16  AprO,  1721,  aged  15,  B.A.  1726,  M.A.  1729, 
B.D.  and  D.D.  1753,  J.P.,  Co.  Cavan,  3  Nov.,  1730,  and  Co. 
Fermanagh,  27  Feb.,  1758-9,  m.  settlements  dated  29  and  30 
Dec,  1732,  Dorothy,  2nd  dau.  of  the  Rev.  John  Dennis,  D.D., 
F.T.C.D.,  of  Enniskillen,  Co.  Fermanagh,!  Rector  of 
Cleenish,  diocese  of  Clogher.  She  d.  30  May,  1776,  will 
dated  11  Dec,  1775,  proved  11  July,  1776.  Dr.  Enery  d. 
in  Dominick  Street,  Dublin,  20  Feb.,  1764.  "  'Tis  said  his 
Death  was  occasioned  by  his  putting  on  a  damp  pair  of 
Breeches."  {Freeman's  Journal,  21  Feb.,  1764).  He  left  four 
daus.  : — 

1.  Frances  Enery,  m.  20  Dec,  1753,  the  Rev.  Robert  Pringle, 
M.A.,  of  Caledon,  Co.  Tyrone,  and  Madden,  Co.  Armagh, 

*  For  further  particulars  of  the  Enery  family,  see  Some  Account  of  the  Family 
of  Hassard,  by  the  Rev.  H.  B.  Swanzy,  1903,  p.  102. 
t  Exchequer  Bill,  28  April,  1779,  Dixon  v.  Enery. 


eldest  son  of  John  Pringle,*  of  Caledon,  and  hy  him,  who 

d.  intest.,  admon.  granted  in  diocese  of  Armagh  to  his 

widow,  23  Feb.,  1779,  had  three  sons  and  one  dau.  :— 

(1.)  John  Pringle,  of  Caledon,  J.P.,  Cos.  Tyrone,  Armagh, 

and   Monaghan   (appointed  to  last  21   May,   1800) 

High  Sherifi,  Co.  Armagh,  1793,  served  in  51st  Regt., 

m.  settlements,  23  Nov.,  1793,  Elizabeth  Bannerman. 

and  d.  21  July,  1824,  in  his  70th  year  (obituary  notice 

Enniskillen  Chronicle,  29  July,   1824)  cod.  to  will 

30  March,  proved  10  Aug.,  1824,  having  had,  with 

two  daus.  Maria  and  Frances  Elizabeth,  a  son  :  — 

Henry  Pringle,  of  Caledon,  and  afterwards  of 
Bedlondell,  near  Conway,  North  Wales,  m. 
Meriel  Elizabeth,  7th  dau.  of  Bodychan 
Sparrow,  son  of  Henry  Sparrow,  of  Red 
Hill,  High  Sheriff  of  Anglesey,  1773.  He 
d.  s.  f.  4  April,  1834,  and  she  m.  2nd,  1835, 
Horatio  Clarence  Carey,  son  of  Colonel 
Carey,  R.A. 
(2.)  William  Pringle,  in.  Ehzabeth  Lavender,  and  was 
living  1824. 

*  John  Pringle,  of  Caledon,  was  agent  to  the  Hamilton  and  Orrery  families,  see 
mention  of  his  family  in  The  Orrery  Papers,  1903,  Vol.  II.,  pp.  214,  226,  266,  269, 
287.  He  d.  1742,  will  dat.  26  Nov.,  1741,  proved  4  May,  1742,  leaving  by  Sarah 
his  wife,  who  d.  at  Caledon,  Feb.,  1777,  ''  a  lady  of  distinguished  merit,  aod  most 
universally  lamented,"  ( Walker^s  Hibernian  Magazine),  five  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 
I.  Robert  Pringle  (Rev.)  h.  about  1725,  entered  T.C.D.,  14  June,  1742,  B.A., 

1746  ;  M.A.,  1749,  m.  Frances  Enery,  and  had  issue,  see  above. 

II.  Henrv  Pringle,  Major-General  51st  Regt.,  20  Nov.,  1782,  m.  at  St.  Mary's, 

Dublin,  2  May,  1767,  Mary,  eldest  dau.  of  the  Rev.  William  Godley,  D.D., 

Prebendary   of   Mullaghbrack,   Co.   Armagh,   and  d.    at  Caledon,    1800 

(cod.  to  will  dat.  16  July,  1799,  proved  19  March,  1800),  leaving  a  son  and 

two  daus.  : — 

1.  Sir  WUham  Henry  Pringle,  Q.C.B.,  Lieut.-General  in  the  army.  Colonel 

of  the  64th  Regt.,  M.P.  for  Liskeard  1820-26,and  1826-30,  commanded 

a  brigade  at  the  battles  of  Salamanca,  the  Pyrenees  and  Nivelle. 

He  received  the  thanks  of   the  House  of  Commons  in  person  after 

the  Battle  of  Salamanca,  on  10  Feb.,  1813,  and  two  votes  of  thanks 

on  24  June,  1814,  for  the  Battles  of  the  Pyrenees,  Orthes  and  Nivelle. 

{Annual  Register,  1841).     He  m.  at  the  Earl  of  Chatham's,  20  May, 

1806,  Harriet  Hester,  only  dau.  of  the  Hon.  Edward  James  Ehot, 

M.P.,  a  Lord  of  the  Treasury,  (by  Lady    Harriot    Pitt,    dau.    of 

William,   1st  Earl  of  Chatham)  brother  of  Jolm,   1st  Earl  of    St. 

Germans,  and  son    of  Edward,  1st  Lord  Eliot.  Sir  William  Pringle 

d.  suddenly  23  Dec,  1840.  and  Lady  Pringle  d.  5  Oct.,  1842.  leavmg 

issue.     Their  2nd  dau.,  Anne  Ehzabeth,  d.  10  Sept.,  1865,  aged  57. 

1.  Caroline  Pringle,  to.  settlements  5  Aug.,  1797,  Robert  St.  George.  2nd 

son  of  Sir  Richard  St.  George,  Bart.,  of  Woodsgift,    Co.  Kilkenny, 
M.P.,  for  Athlone.      He  d.  a.  p.  1840. 

2.  Elizabeth  Pringle.  n  j  * 

III.  WilUam  Pringle,  of  Caledon,  the  "  Billy  "  of  the  Orrery  Papers,  will  dat. 

10  May,  proved  7  Jime,  1799.  ^    ,        t^_-     i 

IV.  .John  Pringle.  V.  Bovle  Pringle.  I-  Anne  Prmgle. 
II.  Sarah  Pringle,  one  of  whom  to.  20  5Iay,  1750,  the  Rev.  George  Bannerman. 

of  Armagh,  and  had  a  son,  b.  15  Oct.,  1751.  r  /^  i  j 

For  an  amusing  anecdote  of  the  father  of  the  first  John  Prmgle,  of  Caledon,  aee 
Burdy'B  L\fe  of  Skelton. 


(3.)  Robert  Pringle,  Lieut. -Colonel  Slst  Regt..  1  Sept., 
1795,  Major,  15  March,  1793,  local  rank  Colonel  in 
Portugal,   r,0  Nov.,  1796,  living  1824. 

(1.)  Dorothy  Pringle.  ni.  John  Henry,  of    Killoon,  Co. 
2.  Dorothy  Enery,  m.  at  St.  Mary's,  Dublin,  16  Dec,  1769, 

the   Rev.    Samuel   Morris,    M.A.,   of   Glebe   Lodge,   Co. 

Tyrone,   whose  will,  dated   19  Nov  ,   1802,  was  proved 

14  May,  1804,  and  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  John  Morris,  entered  T.C.D.,  1786,  did  not  graduate. 

(I.)  Dorothy  Morris. 

.3.  Mary  Enery,   m.   at  St.   Mary's,  Dublin,   19  June,    1770, 
Henry  Dixon,  of  Kilkea,  Co.  Kildare. 

4.  Alicia  Enery,  m.  11  Dec,  1776,  William  Higginbotham  of 
Bolton,   Co.    Kildare,*   son   of   John   Higginbotham,   of 
Bolton,  and  d.   before  9  Dec,  1780,  date  of  her  father-in- 
law's  will. 
III.  James  Enery,  d.  3U  Aug.,  1742.   "  Friday  last,  Mr.  James  Enery 
son  to  John  Enery,  Esq.,  of  Bawnboy,  in  the  Co.  Cavan,  coming 
home  from  the  Assizes  had  the  misfortune  to  fall  from  his 
horse  and  was  killed."    {Pub's  Occurrences^  3  Sept.). 

L  Anne  Enery,  m.  settlements  dated  17  Sept.,  1743,  Cosby  Nesbitt, 
of  Lismore,  Co.  Cavan,  M.P.,  for  Cavan,  1750-67,  and  had 
issue,  for  whom,  see  pp.  133-137. 

The  eldest  son  : — 

THOMAS  ENERY,  of  Bawnboy,  Counsellor  at  law,  b.  1705, 
educated  at  Carrickraacross,  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  16  April, 
1721,  B.A.,  1726  ;  appointed  J.P.  Co.  Cavan,  3  May,  1757,  m.  26  July, 
1735,  Mary,  aunt  of  John  Holroyd,  1st  Earl  of  Sheffield,  and  only  dau. 
of  John  Holroyd,  of  Dublin.  "  a  Lady  of  fine  accompHshments,  Beauty, 
and  a  considerable  fortune."  {Pub's  Occurrences,  2  Aug.,  1735).  Mr 
Enery  d.  on  his  passage  from  Ireland  to  Parkgate,  Cheshire,  24 
April,   1758,  leaving  three  children.!  : — 

I.  JOHN,  his  heir. 

I.  Frances  Enery,  ni.  James  Whitshed,  M.P.,  for  Cirencester  in  the 
Parliaments  of  1766,  1768,  1774,  and  1780. 

II.  Sarah  Enery,  m.  settlements,  dated  24  Aug.,  1767,  John  Gore, 
Lieut.,  12th  Dragoons,  and  had  : — 

1.  William  Gore  (Rev.),  father  of 
Robert  Johnston  Gore. J 

*  Exchequer  Bill,  28  April,  1779.  Dixou  v.  Enery. 

1  Chancery  Bill.  3  Jan..  1771.  Gore  v.  Euery. 

t  Betham's  Will  Pedigrees,  Ulster's  Office,  Vol.  12,  p.  f^S. 


2.  Thomas    Enery  Gore,  d.  21  Oct.,  1843,  inscription  in  St. 
George's  Burial  Ground,  Dublin. 

1.  Maria  Gore. 

2.  Frances  Gore. 
The  son  : — 

JOHN  ENERY,  of  Bawnboy,  High  SherifE  Co.  Cavan,  1759,  Co. 
Longford,  1760,  and  Co.  Fermanagh,  1764,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan,  14  Feb., 
1761,  and  Co.  Fermanagh,  10  Feb.,  1766,  Major  Irish  Provincial  Regt. 
of  Fusiliers,  Feb.,  1783,  Colonel  Cavan  County  Volunteers,*  petitioned 
the  Irish  House  of  Commons,  24  Jan.,  1784,  for  leave  to  bring  in  a  Bill 
to  enable  him  to  sell  his  estates,  or  part  of  them,  in  Longford  and  Fer- 
managh, to  pay  debts,  and  to  vest  his  Cavan  estate  in  trustees.  Bill 
passed  16  March,  1784,  {Commons  Journals).  He  m.  1  Oct.,  1763, 
Margaret,  sister  of  Sir  John  Hamilton,  Bart.,  M.P.,  and  dau.  of  William 
Hamilton,  of  Dunnemana,  Co.  Tyrone,  M.P.  for  Strabane,  (brother  of 
Mrs.  Andrew  Nixon,  see  p.  139)  by  Catherine,  sister  of  George  Leshe 
Montgomery,  M.P.,  of  Ballyconnell,  Co.  Cavan,  and  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
George  Leslie,  D.D.,  Rector  of  Clones.  Mr.  Enery  d.,  admon.  3  Nov., 
1817,  having  had  issue  : — 

I.  JOHN,  his  heir. 

I.  Catherine  Enery,  d.  unm.,  will  dated  15  Nov.,  1796,  proved  4 
March,  1797. 

11.  Mary  Enery,  m.  10  Sept.,  1793,  her  cousin  Adam  Nixon,  of  The 
Graan,  Co.  Fermanagh,  3rd  son  of  Alexander  Nixon,  of  Nixon 
Hall,  and  had  issue,  see  p.  69. 

The  son  : — 

JOHN  ENERY,  of  Bawnboy  and  Ballyconnell,  High  Sheriff  Co. 
Cavan,  1796,  and  Co.  Kilkenny,  1800,t  Lieut. -Colonel  Kilkenny  MiUtia, 
Lieut.  14th  Light  Dragoons,  30  Sept.,  1785,  Lieut,  in  the  army  20  Nov., 
1782,  was  defendant  in  the  trial  for  the  Cavan  estates  in  1841.  He 
obtained  the  Ballyconnell  property  in  right  of  his  mother,  and  was  heir- 
at-law  and  sole  executor  of  his  cousin,  Sir  John  Charles  Hamilton,  Bart., 
who  d.  Nov.,  1818.  As  such  he  petitioned  the  House  of  Lords,  25  June, 
1819.  Colonel  Enery  m.  Feb.,  17§8,  Sarah  Ainsworth,  eldest  dau.  of 
Anthony  Blunt,  of  Kilkenny,  and  d.  19  Sept.,  1842,  having  had,  with 
other  issue  : — 

*  M'Nevin's  History  of  the  Volunteers  of  1782.  •,    ,oaa  ,o*,„»j  ♦« 

t  Colonel  Enery,  while  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Kilkenny,  on  19  April,  1800,  refnsed  to 

convene  the  freeholders  of  the  county  to  petition  the  King  against  the_  Union   on 

the  ground  that  the  measure  had  aheady  been  passed  by  both  i^ouses  of  Parliamjat. 

(Burtchaell's  Genenlogical  Memoirs  of  Members  of  ParluimciU  for  KrlUnny.  p.  im). 

He  was  Mayor  pf  Kilkenny,  1802-3,  „ 


I.  John  Enery,  Capt.  5th  Regt.,  Capt.  Kilkenny  Militia,   29   May, 

1810,  m.  Anne  Long,  and  by  her,  who  d.  28  March,  1857,  had  a 
son : — 

Albert  Edward  Enery,  of  The  Ark,  Kilkenny,  d.  19  May, 
1854,  aged  27. 

II.  WILLIAM  HAMILTON,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Margaret  Eachel  Enery,  m.  Major  Arthur  Helsham,  Kilkenny 
Militia,  eldest  son  of  John  Helsham,  of  Leggetsrath,  Co.  Kil- 
kenny, by  Mary,  only  child  of  John  Blunt,  of  Archersgrove, 
same  Co.  She  d.  11  Feb.,  1866,  and  her  husband  d.  11  May, 
1861,  having  had  issue  : — 

1.  Arthur  Enery  Helsham,  m.  1  May,  1844,  Margaret  Tennison, 

dau.  of Cochrane,  of  The  Isle  of  Man,  and  d.  6  Oct., 

1868,  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  18  Feb.,  1888,  issue  :— 
(1.)  Walter  Arthur  Smart  Helsham,  6.  Jan.,  1845,  d.  untn. 

3  Feb.,  1871. 
(2.)  Edward  Helsham,  of  Leggetsrath,  6.  14  March,  1852, 
in.  17  Aug.,  1890,  Frances  Maude,  eldest  dau.  of  John 
Molloy,  of  Dublin,  and  had  : — 

Clara  Maude  Tennison  Helsham. 
(1.)  Clara  Tennison  Helsham,  m.  Adair. 

2.  Edward  Helsham,  of  Leggetsrath,  b.  8  July,  1821,  m.  6  May, 

1857,  Louisa  Caroline,  dau.  of  Abraham  N.  Devonsher,  and 
d.s.p.  19  Aug.,  1889.     She  d.  1880. 
II.  Sarah  Ainsworth  Enery,  m.  3  Aug.,  1826,  Colonel  Robert  William 
Story,  R.A.,  3rd  son  of  the  Rev.  Joseph  Story,  of  Bingfield,  Co. 
Cavan,  who  was  son  of  the  Ven.  Joseph  Story,  Archdeacon  of 
Kilmore,  only  son  of  the  Right  Rev.  Joseph  Story,  Bishop  of 
Kilmore.     She  d.  9  Dec,  1829,  having  had  one  son  : — 
Robert  John  Story,  d.  young. 

The  second  son  : — 

WILLIAM  HAMILTON  ENERY,  of  Ballyconnell  House,  D.L.,  Co. 
Cavan,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1843,  J.P.  Cos.  Cavan  and  Fermanagh, 
31  May,  1833,  Cornet  2nd  Dragoon  Guards,  3rd  Aug.,  1815,  b.  19  Sept., 
1793,  m.  9  Feb.,  1839,  Isabella  Alicia,  dau.  of  Brook  Taylor  Ottley,  of 
Delaford,  Co,  Dublin,  son  of  Richard  Ottley,  by  Sarah  Elizabeth,  dau. 
of  Sir  WilUam  Young,  Bart.,  oi  Delaford,  Bucks,  and  d.  1854,  leaving  by 
her,  who  d.  I  April,  18G9,  a  dau.  : — 

Constance  Isabella  Enery,  m.  1864,  Capt.  Stuart  Durance  Davies 
Cartwright-Enery,  15th  Hussars,  who  assumed  the  latter  name, 
announcement  in  Dublin  Gazette,  24  June,  1864.  Capt.  Cart- 
wright-Enery sold  his  commission  1867. 

The  Ballyconnell  estate  has  been  sold  to  the  Roe  family. 


The  dau.  of  Frances  Nixon,  and  Tolm  Enery,  of  Bawnboy   (p.  1:J0) 
was  : — 

ANNE  ENERY,  w.  settlements  dated  17  Sept.,  1743,  Cosby  Nesbitt, 
of  Lismore,  Co.  Cavan,  M.P.  Cavan  borough,  1750-67,  High  Sheriff  Co. 
Cavan  1764,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan,  '.)  Nov.,  1745,  son  of  Thomas  Nesbitt,  of 
Lismore,  M.P.  Cavan  borough  1715-5(3,  High  Sheriff  1720,  by  .lane,  dau. 
and  heii-  of  Colonel  Arnold  Cosby,  of  Lismore,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan 
1718.  Pue's  Occurrences  for  Sept.  24,  1743,  announces  :  — "  This  Week 
Miss  Enery  was  married  at  her  Father's,  John  Euery,  Esqr's  Seat,  at 
Bawnboy  in  the  County  of  Cavan  to  Cosby  Nesbitt  of  Lismore,  in  the 
said  County,  Esq.,  a  Gentleman  of  1200/.  per  ann.  real  estate,  and  of  an 
unblemished  Character.  And  she  is  a  beautiful  young  Lady  of  fine 
Accomplishments  and  7000/.  Fortune."  Cosby  Nesbitt's  will,  dated  28 
Nov.,  1777,  was  proved  27  July,  1791.  His  wife,  who  was  a  legatee  of 
the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  Vicar  of  Clontibret,  in  1767,  as  "  Mrs.  Ann 
Nesbit,  my  Niece  of  Lismore,"  was  buried  at  Kilmore,  8  June,  1775, 
she  had  at  least  nine  children  : — 

I.  THOMAS,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  John  Nesbitt,  M.P.  for  Winchelsea,  (jratton,  and  Bodmin,  mer- 
chant of  London,  a  well-known  collector  of  pictures,  including, 
it  is  said,  the  "  Blue  Boy  "  by  Gainsborough.*  He  d.  at 
his  house  in  Bolton  Street,  London,  15  March,  1817,  aged  71. 
Gents'  Mag. 

III.  Arnold  Nesbitt   (Rev.),  D.D.,  Vicar  of  Denn,  Co.  Cavan,  and 

Prebendary  of  Ballysonan,  diocese  of  Kildare  (faculty  19  May, 
1795),  Chaplain  to  the  Prince  Regent,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan,  23  May, 
1794,  bapt.  at  Kilmore,  Co.  Cavan,  4  March,  1754,  d.  unm.  30 
Jan.,  1822. 

IV.  Cosby  Nesbitt,  (a  legatee  of  his  grandfather  John  Enery),  buried 

at  Kilmore,  16  April,  1768. 
V.  Robert  Nesbitt,  bapt.  at  Kilmore,  28  April,  1755. 
I.  Mary  Nesbitt,  m.  Wilham  Moore,  of  TuUyvin,  Co.  Cavan,  High 
Sheriff  1780.     She  d.  27  March,  1833. 
II.  Jane    Nesbitt,  m.  James  Young,  of   Lahard,  Co.   Cavan,    High 
Sheriff  1767,  and  had,  with  a  dau.  Anne  Young,  bapt.  at  Kil- 
more, 4  April,  1773,  a  son  : — 

Cosby  Young,  of  Lahard,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1816,  J.P. 

*  The  authority  for  this,  as  well  as  for  the  descendants  of  Lieut.-Gen.  Alex. 
Nesbitt  and  several  other  points,  is  the  History  of  the  Family  of  Nishet  or  Nesbitt  in 
Scotland  and  Ireland,  from  memoranda  by  Alexander  Nesbitt  of  Lismore,  completed 
by  his  widow  Cecilia,  June,  1898,  privately  printed  by  Andrew  Iredale,  13  Ihe 
Strand,  Torquay. 


28   March,  1815,  m.  Sibella,   dau.    of Fleming*,  of 

Belleville,  Co.  Cavan,    and    ''.  will    dated    Nov.,  1823, 

proved  Nov.,  1825,  lea\'ing  two  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Mary  Anne  Young,  m.  1848,  the  Eight  Rev.  George 

Richard  Mackarness,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Argyll  and  the 

Isles,  and  d.  1873,  leaving  by  him,  who  d.  20  April, 

1883,  a  son  :— 

George  Evelyn  Mackarness,  of  Lahard,  6.  11  April, 
1851,  m.  July,  1877,  Marie  Sidney,  only  dau.  of 
John  Graham-Campbell,  of  Shirvan,  Argyll- 
shire, J. P.,  D.L.,  by  Jessie,  dau.  of  Charles 
Saunders,  of  Fulwood  Park,  Liverpool,  and  d.  IQ 
Nov.,  1896,  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  9  May, 
1890,  issue  :— 

1.  John  Evelyn  Mackarness,  b.  28  Aug.,  1878. 

2.  Ronald  George  Campbell  Mackarness,  b.  27 

May,  1882. 

3.  George  Fleming  Mackarness,  b.  29  Nov., 

4.  Charles  Edward  Bonham  Mackarness,  6.  17 
July,  1888. 

1.  Kathleen  Mary  Mackarness,  m.  20  Sept., 
1904,  Gerard  Ainslie  Kempthorne,  Lieut. 
R.A.M.C,  son  of  the  Rev.  Philip  Henry 
Kempthorne,  M.A.,  Rector  of  Wyck 
Risington,  Gloucestershire,  and  has  a 
dau.  : — 

Joan  Ainslie  Kempthorne. 

2.  Jessie   Alethea  Mackarness,   m.    14   Sept., 

1904,  her  cousin,  the  Hon.  Geoffrey  Duke 
Coleridge,  only  son  of  Bernard  John  Sey- 
mour, 2nd  Lord  Coleridge,  by  Mary  Ale- 
thea, dau.  of  the  Right  Rev.  John  Fielder 
Mackarness,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Oxford,  and 
has  issue  : —  t    ^ 

Richard  Duke  Coleridge,  b.  24  Sept., 

*  This  family  was  long  settled  in  Co.  Cavan.  Thomas  Fleming  was  app.  J. P. 
Co.  Cavan,  28  Nov.,  1699,  Thomas  Fleming  junior.  High  Sheriff,  1704,  and 
Thomas  Fleming,  J.P.,  10  Nov.,  1707.  Thomas  Fleming,  of  Belleville,  by 
Frances,  his  wife,  had  at  least  two  sons,  Arthiu"  Fleming,  of  Belleville,  J.P.,  22 
Nov.,  1751,  will  proved  1766,  and  James  Fleming,  eventually  of  Belleville,  J. P.. 
13  Oct.,  1766,  High  Sheriff  1770,  m.  Jane,  9th  dau.  of  William  Blacker,  of  Carrick 
Blacker,  Co.  Armagh,  and  d.  (will  dated,  20  June,  1793,  proved  18  July,  1805), 
having  had  (1)  Thomas  Francis  Cecil,  d.  before  June,  1793  ;  (2)  Ai'thur  ;  (3)  James  ; 
(4)  Edward  ;  (1)  Ann,  m.  William  Faris,  of  Machin,  Co.  Cavan;  (2)  Frances,  m. 
Thomas  Fleming  ;  (3)  Harriet ;  (4)  Matilda  ;  (5)  Jane.  Thomas  Fleming  of  Cavan, 
was  High  Sheriff  1771,  and  Thomas  Fleming,  of  Castle  Cosby,  High  Sheriff,  1794. 


(2.)  Jane  Young,  m.  May,  1858,  the  Rev.  Heui)  Meyuell, 
Hon.  Canon  of  Cumbrae,  youngest  sou  of  Godfrey 
Meyuell,  of  Meynell  Langley,  Derbyshire,  J. P.,  D.L.. 
and  d.  1892.     Canon  Meynell  d.  Nov.,  1903. 

III.  Anna  Nesbitt,  buried  at  Kilmore,  19  Aug..  1769. 
IV.  Elizabeth  Nesbitt,  d.  young. 
The  eldest  son  : — 

THOMAS  NESBITT,  of  Lisniore,  Colonel  in  the  army  (Cornet  in 
Yorke's  Regt.,Oct.,  1761),  M.P.  Cavan  borough,  1768-99,  J.P.  Co.  Cavan, 
High  Sherifi  1769,  m.  Feb.,  1768,  Louisa,  youngest  dau.  of  John  Daniel 
De  Gennes,  Colonel  of  Read's  Dragoons,  of  Portarlington,  and  of  Dinant, 
Brittany,  "  an  amiable  young  Lady,  with  30,000/.  for  fortune,"  [The 
Public  Gazetteer).  Colonel  Nesbitt,  whose  family  had  represented 
Cavan  in  Parliament  consecutively  for  84  years,d!.  Dec,  1820,  having  had 
by  his  wife,  who  was  buried  at  Kilmore,  16  Jan.,  ISO.'i,  five  pons  and  a 
dau.  : — 

I.  Cosby  Nesbitt,  of  Lismore,  J. P.,  D.L.,  Co.  Cavan,  High  Sheriff 
1798,  Major  Cavan  Militia,  B.A.,  T.C.D.  1790,  entered  Lincoln's 
Inns,  London.  23  Sept.,  1789,  app.  J.P.  28  Nov.,  1809,  h.  20 
Nov.  1769,  m.  Elizabeth  Hancox,  and    d.s.f.    19  July,   1837. 

II.  JOHN,  of  whom  presently. 

III.  William  Nesbitt,  bapt.  at  Kilmore,  5  June,  1777,  m.  Mary,  dau. 

of  Capt.  Samuel,  R.N.,  and  d.s.f.  Jan.,  1821. 

IV.  Alexander  Nesbitt,  Lieut.-General  in  the  army,  23  Nov.,  1841, 

Lieut. -Colonel  21  Dec,  1809,  Deputy  Quarter  Master  Gen.  to 
the  troops  in  the  Isle  of  France,  h.  8  Dec,  1778,*  bapt.  at 
Kilmore  29  Jan.,  1779,  m.  at  St.  George's,  Hanover  Sq., 
London,  1  June,  1805,  Jane  Gregory  Blake,  of  Audley  St., 
London,  and  d.  at  Geneva,  4  May,  1849,  having  had  issue  :— 

1.  Cosby  Lewis  Nesbitt,  Lieut. -Colonel  in  the  army  26  July, 
1844,  entered  60th  Foot  27  March,  1824,  served  through 
the  Kaffir  war  1851-3,  h.  1  April,  1806,  drowned  in  fording 
the  Keiskamma  River,  Cape  of  Good  Hope,  1  Oct.,  1853. 

1.  Louisa  Katharine  Nesbitt,  m.  Paul  P.  Savoy e,  Capt.  Horse 
Artillery,  French  army,t  and  d.  1872,  leaving  two  daus.  :— 
(1.)  Pauline  Savoye,  m.  M.  Eugene  Scherer. 
(2.)  Marie  Savoye,  m.  M.  Masson. 

*  History  of  the  Family  of  Nisbet  or  Nesbitt,  p.  63. 
t  Ibid. 


2.  Katharine    Sophia    Neebitt,  m.  Andre    Bohn,    Capt.    Foot 
Artillery,  French  Army,  and  d.  1894,  having  had  issue  ~ 

(1.)  Albert  Bohn,  m.  Anna  de  Vives. 

(1.)  Jeanne  Bohn.  m.  Eudolph  de  Turkheim. 

(2.)  Amalia  Bohn,  d.  before  her  mother. 

3.  Maria  Nesbitt,  m.  M.  Edmund  Scherer,  Senator  in  the 
French  Chamber,  &nd  d.  1883,  having  had,  with  three  sons, 
who  d.  before  her,  two  daus. : — 

(1.)  Louisa  Scherer,  m.  M.  Lucien  de  la,  Rive. 

(2.)  Jeanne  Scherer. 

V.  Thomas  Nesbitt,  E.I.C.S.,  bapt.  at  Kilmore,  2  March,  1781,  tn. 
Anne  Davis,  and  left  issue  : — 

1.  Thomas  Nesbitt,  m.  Harriet  Dobel,  and  had  issue.    His  4th 

son  Allen  Nesbitt  succeeded  to  the  Castlerahan  estate, 
which  was  entailed  in  the  male  Hne,  in  1886. 

2.  John  Albert  Nesbitt,  of  Fort  Hill,  Co.  Cavan,  J.P.,  Capt. 

Cavan  Militia,  b.  1811,  d.  31  Dec,  1886. 

1.  Louisa   Nesbitt,   m.    15  Dec,   1849,  her  cousin,    Colonel 
Samuel  Moore. 

I.  Frances  Nesbitt,  m.  1809,  Samuel  Moore,  of  Moyne  Hall,  Co. 

Cavan,  and  by  him,  who  d.  1848,  had  a  son  : — 

Samuel  Moore,  of  Moyne  Hall,  Colonel  Cavan  Militia,  J.P., 
and  Treasurer  Co.  Cavan,  6.  1814,  m.  15  Dec,  1849,  his 
cousin  Louisa,  dau.  of  Thomas  Nesbitt,  and  d.  14  April, 
1885,  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  17  Aug.,  1871,  an  only  dau.: — 

Frances  Moore,  m.  6  Feb.,  1883,  Capt.  Ernest  Edward 
Cator  Nevile,  York  and  Lancaster  Regt.,  2nd  son  of 
John  Pate  Nevile,  of  Skelbroke  Park,  Yorkshire, 
and  by  him,  who  d.  16  Feb.,  1894,  had  issue  : — 

i.  Louisa  Mary  Nevile. 
ii.  Violet  Constance  Nevile. 
iii.  Frances  Muriel  Nevile. 
The  second  son  of  Colonel  Thomas  Nesbitt,  M.P.,  was  : — 
JOHN  NESBITT,  of  Lismore,  J.P.,  D.L.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan 
1840,  bapt.  at  Kilmore,  20  Jan.,  1776,  succeeded  eventually  to  Lismore, 
m.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  John  Tatam,  of  Moulton,  Lincolnshire,  and  d.  1 
Jan.,  1853,  having  had  issue  : — 

I.  Cosby  Thomas  Nesbitt,  of  Lismore,  J. P.,  D.L.,  B.A.  Brasenose 
Coll.,  Oxford,  1837,  M.A.,  1840,  Barrister-at-law,  6.  30  Aug., 
1814,  d.  unm.  at  Algiers,  30  April,  1856. 

II.  Alexander  Nesbitt,  of  Lismore,  J.P.,  D.L.,  High  Sheriff,  Co. 


Cavan,  1862,  b.  9  July,  1817,  author  of  the  History  of 
the  Nesbitts,  see  p.  133,  m.  June,  1855,  Cecilia,  dau.  of  Capt. 
Frederick  Franks,  R.N.,  and  d.s.p.  21  June,  1886.  She  d. 
6  Nov.,  1900. 

I.  Frances  Nesbitt. 

II.  MARY  ANNE,  of  whom  immediately. 

The  younger  dau.  : — 

MARY  ANNE  NESBITT,  m.  4  July,  1854,  James  Edward  Burroweg, 
2nd  son  of  Major  Thomas  Burrowes,  of  Stradoue  House,  Co.  Cavan,  High 
Sheriff,  1803,  by  Susan,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Henry  Seward,  of  Badsey, 
Worcestershire.  Mrs.  Burrowes  d.  12  March,  1887,  leaving  by  him,  who 
d.  1859,  a  son  : — 

THOMAS  COSBY  BURROWES,  of  Lismore  House,  Crossdoney,  Co. 
Cavan,  J.P.,  D.L.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Cavan,  1888,  b.  23  Oct.,  1856,  w.  15 
April,  1885,  the  Hon.  Anna  Frances  Maxwell,  sister  of  Somerset  Henry, 
10th  Lord  Farnham,  and  younger  dau,  of  the  Hon.  Richard  Thomas 
Maxwell,  7th  son  of  Henry,  6th  Lord  Farnham,  by  Lady  Anne  Butler, 
dau.  of  Henry  Thomas,  2nd  Earl  of  Carrick.     Issue  : — 

I.  Eleanor  Mary  Cosby  Burrowes. 

II.  Rosamund  Charlotte  Cosby  Burrowes. 



The  Brinsley  Nixon    Branch. 

One  of  the  sons  of  George  Nixon,  of  Granshagh  (p.  46)  and  brother  of 
the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  senior  (p.  51)  and  of  Thomas  Nixon,  of  Kingstown, 
Co.  Fermanagh,  was  : — 

THE  REV.  ANDREW  NIXON,  Prebendary  of  Errew,  educated  at 
Enniskillen  under  Mr.  Bennis,  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  2  Nov., 
1695,  aged  19,  B.A.,  1700 ;  M.A.,  1705  ;  Curate  of  St.  Bride's,  Dublin, 
1703-6,  collated  Prebendary  of  Errew,  diocese  of  Killala,  12  Jan., 
1725-6  (Cotton's  Fasti).  He  was  also  an  army  chaplain,  for  in  the 
House  of  Commons  Journals,  Ireland,  vol.  4  and  5,  (1727)  p.  898, 
appears,  "  An  Account  of  what  half -pay  officers  have  died  and  been 
provided  for  from  Lady  Day,  1725,to  Lady  Day,  1727,  Chaplain  Andrew 
Nixon,  £60  16s.  8d."  The  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon  d.  intestate,  admon. 
granted  to  his  brother  James  Nixon  of  Dublin,  20  May,  1731.  He  was 
then  of  Crossmolina,  Co.  Mayo,  and  was  apparently  *  father  of  : — 

ANDREW  NIXON  of  Cavan,  Barrack  Master  of  Ballyshannon, 
sometime  clerk  to  his  relative  Cosby  Nesbitt,  M.P.,  of  Lismore  (son-in- 
law  to  Frances  Enery,  otherwise  Nixon,  see  p.  128)  who  was  Collector  of 
Cavan.f  Andrew  Nixon  was  brother-in-law  to  Alexander  Knox,  of 
Ballybofey,  Co.  Donegal  (will  dated  12  Nov.,  1753,  proved  2  Jan.,  1756), 
who,  failing  the  issue  of  his  own  son  William  Knox,  entailed  the  lease 
of  the  freeholds  of  Rossduan  and  Lachien,  parish  of  Mohill,  Co.  Leitrim, 
on  Andrew's  four  children,  John,  Brinsley,  Elizabeth  and  Frances  Nixon 
in  succession.  Alexander  Knox  (who  had  issue,  William  of  Ballybofey, 
Nichola  Sophia,  wife  of  John  Gregory,  and  Mary,  who  was  in  New 
England  in  1753)  was  second  son  of  Alexander  Knox,  of  Ballybofey, 
sen.,  (will  proved  15  Sept.,  1742)  whose  eldest  son  William  Knox  was 
ancestor  of  Colonel  Charles  Howe  Cuff  Knox,  of  Creagh,  Co.  Mayo,  J.P., 
D.L.  (See  the  pedigree  in  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  1904,  Knox  of  Creagh). 

*  In  Burke's  Landed  Oentry,  1863.  article  "  Nixon  of  Fermanagh  and  Cavan." 
Andrew  Nixon,  of  Cavan  is  stated  to  have  been  son  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon, 
of  Belturbet,  (see  p.  83),  and  from  this  source  his  descent  has  been  deduced  in  all 
recent  genealogies.  But  William  Nixon,  of  Mulladuff  (p.  48)  in  a  Chancery  Bill, 
20  Dec,  1760,  states  that  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon  of  Belturbet,  was  "  a  near 
relation,"  both  of  William  and  of  Andrew  of  Cavan.  John  Nixon,  son  of  Andrew, 
of  Cavan,  in  his  answer  to  this,  denies  that  Andi-ew  of  Belturbet  was  a  near 
relation,  evidently  meaning  uncle  by  tliat  term,  as  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  of 
Clontibret,  brother  of  Andrew  of  Belturbet,  is  described  as  "  next  friend  "  to  the 
fatherless  children  of  Andrew  of  Cavan  in  an  Exchequer  Bill,  dated  23  Dec,  1758. 
Probably  the  compilers  of  Burke's  pedigree  of  1863  knew  that  Andrew  of  Cavan 
was  son  of  a  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  and  confused  the  clerical  uncle  and  nephew 
of  that  name. 

t  Chancery  Answer,  23  July,  1768,  John  Nixon,   to  Bill  of  20  Dec,  1766. 


Andrew  Nixon  m.  Ist,  Martha,  dau.  of  John  Kitchenham  *  and  2nd, 
in  Oct.,  1754,t  Mary,  widow  of  David  Crawford,  of  Bolfast.J  siator  of 
William  Hamilton,  M.P.,  aunt  of  Sir  John  Stewart  Hamilton,  Bart, 
M.P.,  and  dau.  of  John  Hamilton,§  of  Dunnemana,  Go.  Tyrone.     Ho  d. 

*  The  late  Canon Eckersall  Nixon  had  some  handsome  old  silver  which  is  piesiuaod 
by  the  crest  to  have  come  from  an  old  family  of  the  name  of  Kitcheahaui 
in  Kent.  (From  a  letter,  dated  14  April,  189(),  written  by  Canon  Nixon 
to  Major-General  J.  Eccles  Nixon,  C.B.).  .John  Kitchenham  of  Portutana,  Co. 
Galway,  d.  intest.  admon.  bond  diocese  of  Clogher  to  Helena  his  widow,  10  April 
1723,  having  m.  Helena,  dau.  of  Hugh  Gillmor,  of  Monaghan,  merchant,  whoso  will' 
dated,  13  Sept.,  1714,  was  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Clogher,  21  Feb.,  1715. 

t  "  Dublin,  5  November — Last  Week  was  married  Andrew  Nixon,  Esq.,  in  the 
county  of  Cavan,  Barrack  Master  of  Ballyshannon,  to  the  Widow  Crawford,  of 
Hamilton's  Grove,  a  Lady  of  Distinguished  Merit  and  a  large  Fortune."  {Bdfojit 
Newsletter,   8  Nov.,  1754). 

X  Exchequer  Bill,  25  May,  1759,  Mary  Nixon,  otherwise  Crawford,  otherwise 
Hamilton  v.  Ann  Mervyn,  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  and  others. 

§  There  were  several  connections  between  this  family  of  Hamilton  and  the  Nixous. 
Playfair,  in  the  Baronetage  of  Ireland,  deduces  the  descent  from  : — 

John  Hamilton,  of  Duleter,  Co.  Tyrone,  and  jure  uxoris  of  Manor  Elliston, 
who  m.  Sarah,  dau.  of  Sir  William  Hamilton,  of  Manor  ElUston,  son  of  Sii" 
Claud  Hamilton,  brother  of  James,  1st  Earl  of  Abercorn,  and  son  of  Claud, 
1st  Lord  Paisley.  John  and  Sarah  Hamilton  had  a  son  : — 

John  Hamilton,  of  Dunnemana,  Co.  Tyrone,  prerog.  will  dated  24  May, 
1741,  unproved,  had  with  another  dau.  wife  of  .John  Haaiilton,  of 
Hamilton's  Grove,  Co.  Antrim,  at  least  one  son  and  three  daus.  (order  of 
age  uncertain) : — 
1.  William  Hamilton,  of  Dunnemana,  M.P.for  Strabane,1727-«JO,  and  1761-2, 
m.  deed  dated  13  Sept.,  1735,  Catherine,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  George 
Leslie,  D.D.,  and  d.  30  July,  17<i2,  when  the  followinir  appeared  in 
The  Public  Gazetteer  of  7  Aug.  "  Died  30  July,  At  his  lodgings  in 
Suffolk  Street,  universally  lamented,  Wilham  Hamilton,  late  of 
Dunnymana  in  the  coiinty  of  Tyrone.  Esq.  ;  When  he  was  but 
nineteen  he  was  unanimously  elected  one  of  the  representatives  in 
Parhament  for  Strabane,  in  which  high  and  honomable  station  he 
behaved  for  upwards  of  thirty  years  with  a  conduct  suitable  to  the 
great  confidence  reposed  in  him  :  to  his  immortal  honour  he  was  one 
of  those  heroic  patriots  of  Fabrician  fortitude,  who  signalized  them- 
selves in  so  conspicuous  a  manner  in  the  successful  defence  of  the 
pass,  which  in  1753  was  strenuously  attempted  to  be  forced,  in  order 
to  overthrow  the  parhamentary  constitution  of  this  coimtry ;  for 
which  they  were  distinguished  fiom  their  opponents  by  their 
wearing  gold  medals  in  memory  of  that  glorious  epoch:  and  so 
sensible  were  his  constituents  of  his  singular  merit  and  invariable 
principles  in  favoiu-  of  his  country,  that  at  the  late  general  election 
they  unanimously  re-elected  him  "to  represent  them  in  parliament ; 
the  goodness  and  benevolence  of  his  heart  endeared  him  to  all,  and 
render  his  death  imiversally  lamented  :  he  is  succeeded  in  his  estate 
by  John  Hamilton,  Esq.,  his  eldest  son  and  heir."  His  will  was 
proved  18  April,  1763.     Issue:—  ,   ,    -d  u     ,-7oi  /n 

(1.)  Sir  John  Stewart  Hamilton,  Bart.,    so  created   1  Feb.,  y»M'^- 
E.    C.   Complete   Baronetage),   M.P.  Strabane,    1763-97.    d.    1803. 
leaving  a  son.  Sir  John  Charles  Hamilton,  title  extinct. 
(2.)  WilUara  Hamilton,  d.  s.  p.  ,  t>        u 

(1.)  Margaret  Hamilton,  m.  1  Oct.,  1763,  John  Enery,  of  Bawnboy, 
grandson  of  John  Enery,  by  Frances,  dau.  of  Thomas  ^lxon,  of 
Kingstown,  and  had,  with  a  son,  Lieut.-Colonel  John  Enery,  ot 
Bawnboy  and  Ballyconnell  (see  p.  131)  a  dau. :— 

Mary  Enery,  m.  10  Sept.,  1793,  Adam  Nixon,  son  of  Alexander 

Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall  (see  p.  69).  „,„  ^     . ,  ru.     *     i 

1.  Mary  Hamilton,  m.  1st,  settlements  dated  12  June,  1729.  David  Crawford, 

of  Belfast,  who  d.  5  May,  1754,  and  2nd,  in  Oct.,  1754.  Andrew  Nixon, 

of  Cavan,  see  above.  „    ^    .,     r-      %    ♦  ■ 

2. Hamilton,  m.  Henry  Shaw,  of  BallygaUy  CasUe  Co.  Antrim. 

3.  Isabel  HamUton,  «.  Christopher  Fleming  de  pire  10th  Lord  S  ane  title 
attainted  two  generations  before)  whose  will  dated  13  June,  1771, 
was  proved  9  June,  1777  (G.  E.  C.  Complete  Peerage). 


suddenly,     intestate,  3  Nov.,  1757,  "  as  he  lived  beloved  by  all  his 
Acquaintances,  hi?   Death  is  greatly  lamented."  {Dublin  Gazette,  Nov. 
5-8,  1757).      He  left,  by  his  first  wife,  four  children,  who  were  minors 
at  the  time  of  his  death,  and  on  22  June,  1758,  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon, 
Vicar  of  Clontibret,  Co.  Monaghan  (see  p.  66)  entered  into  a  recognizance 
in  the  Court  of  Chancery  in  the  sum  of  £800  that  he  would  account  as 
their  guardian.       Mary  Nixon,  the  widow,  entered  into  a  protracted 
litigation  with  the  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  and  filed  several  bills  against  him 
and  her  step  children.       She  published  a  long  notice  in  the    Belfast 
Newsletter,  3  Nov.,  1758,  requesting  that  all  her  late  husband's  accounts 
should  be  furnished  to  her,  and  referring  to  an  advertisement  in  the 
Dublin    Journal  of  21  Oct.,  which  declared  that  a  box    of    valuable 
papers  and  securities  of  the  late  Andrew  Nixon's  had  been  removed 
from  Cavan  without  Adam   Nixon's   knowledge   and    consent.      Mrs. 
Andrew  Nixon,    who  had  no  children,  went  after  her  husband's  death 
to  live  at  Ballygally  Castle,  Co.  Antrim,  with  her  sister,  who  had  married 
Henry  Shaw,  of  Ballygally.      A  picture  of  Ballygally  is  published  in  the 
Ulster  Journal  of  Archeology,  April,  1901,  Vol.  VII,,  with  an  article, 
pp.  65-77,  by  the  late   Rev.  Classon  Porter,  reprinted  from  The  Larne 
Reporter,  1884.   He  states  that  Mrs.  Nixon  and  her  sister,  "Lady"  Slane, 
both  widows  *  without  children,  went  to  live  there,  and  that  an  addition 
to  the  house  called  "  Madam  Nixon's  room  "  was  built.       He  further 
says  (p.  72)     "  We  may  mention  that  the  names  of  Lady  Slane  and 
Madam  Nixon  are  still  associated  with    Ballygally  in  another    way. 
A  few  perches  outside  of  the  present  entrance  to  the  castle,  there  was 
formerly  a  well,  which,  in  honour  of  Lady  Slane,  was  called  '  My  Lady's 
Well ; '  and  at  the  foot  of  Ballygally  Hill  there  still  is  another  well 
which  was  called  '  Madam  Nixon's  Well '  in  honour  of  the  lady  of  that 
name.      Madam  Nixon  died  at   Ballygally,  and  for  many  years  it  was 
said  that  she  haunted  the  castle,  walking  about  the  passages  at  night, 
attired  in  a  silk  dress,  and  amusing  herself  by  knocking  at  the  doors 
of  the  different  rooms.      Latterly,  the  old  lady  has  not  been  heard  of 
at  Ballygally."     She  d.  intestate,  admon.  granted  30  July,  1789,  to  her 
niece  Margaret  McCuUoch,  otherwise  Shaw,  of  Antrim,  widow.    Andrew 
Nixon,  by  his  first  wife,  Martha  Kitchenham,  left  four  children  : — 

I.  John  Nixon,   Capt.  49th  Foot,  14  Jan.,  1775,  living  1782,  dead 

*  This  is  not  correct  in  the  case  of  Lady  Slane,  who  d.  16  Feb.,  1760,  before  her 
husband.  The  Public  Gazetteer,  Tuesd.,  19  Feb.  to  Sat.  23  Feb.,  1760,  says  :— 
"  Last  Saturday,  died,  in  Drumcondra  lane,  of  a  lingering  decay,  the  Honourable 
Isabella  Fleming,  wife  of  Christopher  Fleming,  Esq.,  commonly  called  Lord  Slane  ; 
a  Lady  endued  with  every  Christian  virtue,  which  makes  her  death  lamented,  not 
only  by  her  husband,  relations,  and  friends,  but  by  all  who  had  the  pleasure  of  her 
acquaintance.  She  was  third  daughter  of  John  Hamilton,  of  Dimnymana, 
in  the  Coimty  of  Tyrone.  Esq.,  deceased  ;  and  sister  to  William  Hamilton,  Esq. 
Member  of  Parhament  for  Strabane.  Last  Monday  her  remains  were  carried 
out  of  town,  in  order  to  be  interred  by  her  Father,  at  Lack,  near  Strabane,  in  the 
county  aforesaid."  She  may,  however,  have  stayed  a  good  deal  at  BuUygally, 
and  hence  the  name,  "  My  Lady's  Well  "  may  have  arisen. 


before  1795,  m.  Katharine,  sister  of  Charlea  JohnBtono,  of 
Drum,  Co.  Monaghan,  and  dau.  of  Colin  Johnstone,  (by 
Catherine,  dau.  of  Capt-  Charles  Ward  law)  who  was  brother 
of  Hugh  Johnstone,  of  Cornwall,  Killeevan,  Co.  Monaghan. 
High  Sheriff,  Co.  Monaghan,  1724.*  She  rf.  s.  /j.  1812,  wili 
datt'd  27  Feb.,  proved  Prerog.  Court,  2  Nov.  She  was 
appointed  by  the  Rev.  Charles  Mcares,  in  1795,  guardian  to 
his  dau. 

II.  BRINSLEY,  of  whom  presently. 

I.  Elizabeth  Nixon,  m.  at  Cavan,  Oct.,  1774,  the  Rev.  Charles 
Meares,  B.A.,  sometime  Master  f  of  the  Royal  School,  Cavan, 
and  afterwards  Master  of  a  school  at  Prospect,  Seapoint,  Co, 
Dublin,}  2nd  son  of  the  Rev.  Robert  Meares,  Rector  of 
Almoritia,  Co.  Westmeath,  3rd  son  of  Lewis  Meares,  of  Meares 
Court,  Co.  Westmeath,  by  Thomasine,  dau.  of  Capt.  John 
Jones,  son  of  the  Most  Rev.  Henry  Jones,  Bishop  of  Meath. 
Mr.  Meares  d.  1795,  (will  dated  10  Feb.,  proved  27  March), 
having  had  issue  : — 

1.  Robert  Meares,  d.  s.  p.,  v.p. 

1.  Lucinda  Martha  Meares,  m.  1799,  the  Rev.  Thomas  ConoUy 
Coane,  of  Clifton,  Bristol,  and  had  : — 

(1.)  John    Coane. 

(2.)  Robert  Coane. 

(3.)  Charles  Coane. 

(4.)  Thomas  Coane. 

(5.)  Richard  Coane. 

(1.)  Katherine  Elizabeth  Coane. 

II.  Frances  Nixon,  m.  1774,  Thomas   Wray. 

The  younger  son  of  Andrew  Nixon  : — 

THE  REV.  BRINSLEY  NIXON,  M.A.,  of  Belturbet,  Rector  of 
Painstown,  Co.  Meath,  1794-1823,  and  of  Ardagh,  Co.  Cork,  1789-1823, 
appointed  J.P.,  Co.  Cavan,  7  July,  1781,  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin, 
1  Nov.,  1766,  Scholar,  1769  ;  B.A.,  1771  ;  M.A.,  1776  ;  ordained  Deacon 
at  Ealmore,  25  April,  1774,  sometime  Chaplain  to  St.  Stephen's  Hospital, 
Dublin,  to  Brinsley,  2nd  Earl  of  Lanesborough,  and  to  the  103rd  Regt. 
(half-pay,  1783-4).  Mr.  Nixon  m.  at  St.  Ann's,  Dublin,  1  Oct.,  1780, 
Mary,  dau.  of  Edward  Hartigan,  and  by  her,  who  d.  at  Church-hill, 

*  Information  from  Lieut.-Colonel  G.  H.  Johnston,  Kilmore,  Co.  Armagh.  ^ 
t  Amongst    those    educated    by  Mr.   Meares   were    Major    Alexander    ^'i^on 
Montgomery  (p.  77),  and  the  Rev.  Josiah  Erskine  (p.  19i),  as  proved  by  the  T.C.D. 
matriculation  books,  also  the  two  sons  of  Adam  Ninon  (p.  84),  proved  by  Chnncmy 
Bill,  27  May,  1791,  Nixon  t.  Meares  ^ 

X  History  of  the  County  of  Dublin,  by  Francis  Ekington  Ball,  Vol.  I.,  p.  .-1. 


Clonard,  May,  1828,  had  at  his  death,  22  March,  1823,  four  sons  and 
three  daus. : — 

I.  Robert  Herbert  Nixon  (Rev.),  Rector  of  Booterstown,  Co, 
Dublin,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1803,  M.A.,  1811,  m.  Dorothea  Rose, 
dau.  of  John  Morris,  of  Newstore,  Co.  Meath,  and  d.s.p., 
22  Jan.,  1857.  She  d.  13  June,  1867. 
II.  Brinsley  Nixon,  Capt.,  37th  Regt.,  d.  19  Nov.,  1813,  in  his  28th 

III.  HORATIO   STOPFORD,  of  whom  presently,  p.  150. 

IV.  Edward  Nixon  (Rev.),  Rector  of  Castletown,  Co.  Meath,  and 

Rural  Dean  of  Slane,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1818,  M.A.,  1823,  w. 
1  Jan.,  1828,  Lucy  Catherine,  eldest  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Henry 
Wynne,  Rector  of  Killucan,  Co.  Westmeath,  3rd  son  of  the 
Right  Hon.  Owen  Wynne,  M.P.,  of  Hazlewood,  Co.  Sligo, 
by  the  Hon.  Anne  Maxwell,  sister  of  Robert,  1st  Earl  of 
Famham,  and  dau.  of  John,  1st  Lord  Farnham.  Mr.  Nixon 
d.  30  April,  1847,  from  illness  contracted  in  discharge  of  his 
duties  during  the  famine  in  Ireland,  and  his  widow  d.  31  Aug, 
1883^  having  had  one  son  and  four  daus.  : — 

1.  Eckersall  Nixon  (Rev.),  Canon  of  Clondegad,  Killaloe, 
and  Rector  of  Ettagh,  King's  Co.,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1853, 
M.A.,  1884,  m.  22  Sept.,  1868,  Constantia  Mary  Anne, 
4th  dau.  of  Sir  Andrew  Armstrong,  Bart.,  of  Gallen 
Priory,  King's  Co.,  M.P.  for  that  Co.,  son  of  Edmund 
Armstrong,  of  Gallen  Priory,  by  Elizabeth  Trench,  sister 
of  Frederick,  Ist  Lord  Ash  town.  Canon  Nixon  d.  5  June, 
1896,  aged  65,  having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Frederick  Eckersall  Nixon-Eckersall,  Capt.  Royal 
Artillery,  assumed  by  Deed  Poll,  1896,  the  additional 
surname  of  Eckersall,  in  accordance  with  the  will 
of  F.  S.  Eckersall,  (see  p.  143),  6.  29  Sept.,  1869,  m. 
15  Dec,  1904,  Florence  Eleanor,  2nd  dau.  of  Sanford 
George  Treweeke  Scobell,  of  The  Down  House, 
Redmarley,  Worcestershire,  by  Edith,  dau.  of  Capt. 
Palairet,  of  the  Grange,  Bradford-on-Avon,  Wilts., 
and  has  issue  : — 

i.  George  Montague  Nixon-Eckersall,  b.  20  Feb., 

i.  Clara  Laura  Edith  Nixon-Eckersall. 

(2.)  Edward  Atcherley  Eckersall  Nixon,  Lieut.  R.N., 
6.  12  July,  1878. 

(3.)  Wyndham  Henry  Eckersall  Nixon,  d.  1  Jan.,  1884, 
in  his  3rd  vear. 


(1.)  Stella  Frances  Eliza  Nixon,  m.  1  Sept.,  1897, 
Casaubon  William  Frend,  of  Poulagannive,  Hirr, 
2nd  son  oi  Lieut.-Colonel  William  Casaubon  Frend, 
73rd  Regt.,  of  Rootiagh,  Co.  Limerick,  by  Harriett 
Georgiana,  dau.  of  Capt.  Garvey,  R.N.,  of  Thomvale, 
King's  Co.,  and  has  issiie  : — 

i.  Stella  Constantia  Harriett  Casaubon  Frend. 

ii.  Clara  Casaubon  Frend. 

(2.)  Constantia  Agnes  Nixon,  m.  25  June,  1895,  her  cousin, 
the  Rev.  Arthur  Eckersall  Wynne.  M.A.,  Vicar  of 
Rottingdean,  Sussex,  ;>rd  son  of  the  Right  Rev. 
Frederick  Richards  Wynne,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Killaloe, 
by  Theodosia  Susan,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  John  Darley, 
F.T.C.D.,  and  has  :— 
i.  Edward  Eckeraall  Wynne,  b.  26  May,  1901. 
i.  Ruth  Mary  Wynne. 

(3.)  Winifred  Elizabeth  Armstrong  Nixon,  w.  23  Oct., 
1906,  Stephen  Harvey  Morres,  Lieut.  R.N.,  son  of 
the  Rev.  Robert  Morres. 

1.  Harriet  Osborne  Nixon,  m.  22  Nov.,  1853,  the  Hon.  Edward 

Sydney  Stopford,  2nd  son  of  James,  4th  Earl  of  Courtown, 
by  Lady  Charlotte  Montagu-Douglas-Scott,  dau.  of 
Charles,  4th  Duke  of  Buccleuch  and  Queensberry,  K.T. 
She  d.  s.  p.  12  Dec,  1893,  and  her  husband  d.  2  April, 

2.  Clara  Mary  NLxon,  m.  12  Nov.,  1861,  Frederick  Stirling 

Eckersall,  Lieut.  29th  Regt.,  and  d.  his  widow  5  July, 

3.  Lucy  Nixon,  d.  1  Oct.,  1853,  aged  19. 

4.  Frances   Stella  Nixon,   m.   20   Oct.,    1863,  Capt.   W>Tine 

Charles  de  Cerjat,  2nd  Royal  Surrey  Militia,  son  of  Lieut.- 
Colonel  Charles  Sigismond  de  Cerjat,  1st  Royal  Dragoon^, 
and  d.  27  Nov.,  1872,  having  had  :— 
(1.)  Edward  Wynne  Charles  de  Cerjat,  Lieut.  West  India 

Regt.,  6.  2  Aug.,  1864,  d.  6  Sept.,  1893. 
(2.)  Robert  de  Cerjat,  b.  25  March,  1868. 
(3 )  Frederic    Maximilian    de    Cerjat,    Trianon,    Orange 

River  Colony,  b.  29  Oct.,  1870,  t«.     1898,  Agatha 

(1.)  Lucy  Esther  de   Cerjat. 
I.  Elizabeth   Nixon,   m.   July,   1803.   Thomas  Goold.    Master  m 
Chancer^^.  M.P.,  son  of  John  Goold,  by  Mary,  dau.  of  \  alentme 


Quin,  of  Rosbrien,  Co.  Limerick.  She  d.  30  May,  1854, 
and  Master  Goold  d.  16  July,  1846,  having  had  three  sons  and 
three  daus.  : — 

1.  Francis  Goold,  of  Rosbrien,  Dromadda,  and  Athea,  Co. 

Limerick,   High  Sheriff  of  that  Co.,   1848,  drowned  in 
Sligo  Bay,  31  Aug.,  1848. 

2.  Frederick    Falkiner  Goold  (Van.)  Archdeacon  of  Raphoe, 

and  Rector  of  Raymochy,  Co.  Donegal,  of  Rosbrien, 
Ballygeale,  Dromadda,  and  Athea,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1831  ; 
M.A.,  1853  ;  h.  May,  1808,  m.  16  June,  1830,  Caroline, 
sister  of  Theresa,  Countess  of  Eglinton,  and  dau.  of 
Charles  Newcomen,  of  Clonahard,  Co.  Longford,  by  the 
Hon.  Catherine  Newcomen,  sister  and  co-heir  of  Thomas, 
2nd  and  last  Viscount  Newcomen.  The  Archdeacon  d. 
29  Jan.,  1877,  and  his  wife  d.  20  Jan.,  1892,  having  had 
one  son  and  five  daus.  : — 
(1.)  Thomas  Francis  Goold,  6.  2  May,  1837,  d.    23  May, 

(1.)  Augusta  Mary  Goold,  d.  11  June,  1893. 

(2.)  Caroline  Mary  Goold,  m.  30  June,  1864,  her  cousin, 
Brinsley  de  Courcy  Nixon  (see  p.  150),  and  d.  s.  p., 
10  May,  1875. 

(3)  Emily  Marianne  Goold,  m.  1869  Henry  Le  Poer 
Wynne,  Bengal  Civil  Service,  eldest  son  of  General 
George  Wynne,  R.E.,  by  Anne,  dau.  of  Sir  Daniel 
Toler  Osborne,  12th  Bart.,  by  Lady  Harriet  Le  Poer 
Trench,  dau.  of  William,  1st  Earl  of  Clancarty,  and 
d.  21  Dec,  1898,  having  had  by  him,  who  d.  1874, 
an  only  dau.  : — 

Anne  Ehzabeth  Le  Poer  Wynne,  of  Rosbrien, 
m.  13  Aug.,  1904,  Alexander  Waldemar 
Lawrence,  only  surviving  son  of  Sir  Henry 
Waldemar  Lawrence,  3rd  Bart,  (by  Emily 
Mary,  dau.  of  Sir  George  Burdett  L' Estrange), 
younger  son  of  Brigadier  Sir  Henry  Mont- 
gomery Lawrence,  K.C.B.,  Icilled  in  the  defence 
of  Lucknow,  July,  1857.      Issue  : — 

1.  Henry    Eustace    Waldemar    Lawrence,    b. 

10  July,  1905. 

2.  John  Waldemar    Lawrence,    6.    27    May, 

(4.)  Elizabeth  Jessie  Goold,  d.  18  June,  1862. 

(5.)  Frances   Frederika  Dorothea  Goold,  of  Ballygeale, 


Co.  Limerick,  m.  17  Dec,  1873,  the  Rev.  Hamilton 
Stuart  Verschoyle,  M.A.,  of  Castle-Shanaghan,  Co. 
Donegal,  eldest  son  of  the  Right  Rev.  Hamilton 
Verschoyle,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Kilmore,  by  Catherine 
Margaret,  dau.  of  the  Very  Rev.  Thomas  Hawkins, 
Dean  of  Cloufert,  and  had  an  only  son  : — 

Hamilton  Frederick  Stuart  Goold- Verschoyle, 
of  Dromadda  and  Athea  House,  Co.  Limerick, 
B.A.,  New  College,  Oxford,  assuined  by  Royal 
Licence,  14  March,  1900,  the  additional 
surname  and  arms  of  Goold,  h.  6  Oct.,  1874, 
m.  30  Aug.,  1900,  Sibyl  Mary,  younger  dau. 
of  Colonel  Frederick  Augustus  Le  Mesurier, 
C.B.,  R.E.,  by  Louisa  Anne,  dau.  of  John 
Denis  Browne,  M.P.,  of  Mount  Browne,  Co. 
Mayo,  grandson  of  Peter,  1st  Earl  of  Altamont, 
and  nephew  of  John  Denis,  1st  Marquis  of 
Sligo,  K.P.     Issue  :— 

1.  Hamilton  Neil  Stuart  Goold- Verschoyle,  h. 
19  Dec,  1904. 

1.  Eileen  Mary  Goold- Verschoyle. 

2.  Sheila  Dorothea  Goold- Verschoyle. 

3.  Wyudham  Goold,  M.P.,  Co.  Limerick,  1850-54,  d.  unm. 
27  Nov.,  1854. 

1.  Emily  Mary  Goold,  m.  19  Jan.,  1831,  the  Rev.  John  Geoi^e 
Wynne,  Rector  of  Lorum,  Co.  Carlow,  2nd  son  of  the 
Rev.  Henry  Wynne,  Rector  of  Killucan,  (by  Katherine, 
dau.  of  John  Eckersall,  of  Claverton  House,  near  Bath, 
by  Catherine,  dau.  of  Samuel  Wathen,  M.D.),  3rd  son  of 
the  Right  Hon.  Owen  Wynne,  M.P.,  of  Hazlewood,  Co. 
Sligo.  She  d.  15  Aug.,  1874,  and  her  husband  d.  1854, 
having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Wyndham  Henry  Wynne,  of  Corris  House,  Bagenals- 
town,  Co.  Carlow,  and  Glendalough  Lodge,  Rathdrura, 
Co.  Wicklow,  J.P.,  h.  8  Aug.,  1840,  m.  5  July,  1893, 
his  cousin,  Sophia  Sarah,  dau.  of  George  Wynne.  2nd 
Dragoons,  (Scots  Greya),  by  Clara,  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
Henry  Wynne. 
(1.)  Emily  Rebecca  Wynne. 
(2.)  Clara  Frances  Wynne. 
(3.)  Fanny  Stella  Wynne. 

(4.)  Alice   Catherine   Wynne,    m.    15   March,   1870,   her 
cousin,  Albert  Augustus  Wynne,  of  Tigroney,  Ovoca, 


and  Glendalough.  Cottage,  Rathdrum,  J.P.,  3rd  son 
of  the  Rev.  Henry  Wynne,  Rector  of  Ardcolm.  Co. 
Wexford,  by  Marianne,  dau.  of  Solomon  Richards,  of 
Roebuck,  Co.  Dublin,  and  has  issue  :— 

i.  John  Brian  Wynne,  h.  28  July,  1876. 

ii.  Charles  Wyndham  Wynne,  b.  29  May,  1895. 

i.  Emily  Adelaide  Wynne. 

ii.  Winifred  Frances  Wynne. 

iii.  Alice  Clara  Veronica  Wynne. 

Caroline  Susan  Goold,  m.  2  April,  1830,  Sir  Robert  Gore- 
Booth,  4th  Bart.,  of  Lissadell,  Co.  Sligo,  Lord  Lieutenant 
andCustosRotulorum,  Co.  Sligo,  M.P.  Co.  Sligo,  1850-76, 
who  d.  21  Dec,  1876,  and  d.  16  Jan.,  1855,  having  had  two 
sons  and  four  daus.  : — 

(L)  Robert  Newcomen  Gore- Booth,  Lieut.  4th  Light 
Dragoons,  b.  1831,  m.  6  Sept.,  1860,  Mary,  younger 
dau.  of  Rowland  Eyles  Egerton-Warburton,  of  War- 
burton  Hall  and  Arley  Hall,  Cheshire,  by  Mary,  dau. 
of  Sir  Richard  Brooke,  Bart.,  of  Norton  Priory, 
Cheshire.  He  d.s.p.,  v.f.,  29  Oct.,  1861 ,  and  his  widow 
m.  2nd,  4  Nov.,  1865,  John  Ussher. 

(2.)  Sir  Henry  William  Gore-Booth,  5th  Bart.,  of  Lissa- 
dell, J.P.,  D.L.,  High  Sherifi  Co.  Sligo,  1872,  6.  July, 
1843,  m.  29  April,  1867,  Georgina  Mary,  only  dau.  of 
Colonel  Charles  John  Hill,  by  Lady  Frances  Charlotte 
Arabella  Lumley,  sister  of  Richard  George,  9th  Earl 
of  Scarbrough,  and  dau.  of  Frederick  Lumley- 
Savile,  by  Charlotte  Mary,  dau.  of  the  Right  Rev. 
George  de  la  Poer  Beresford,  D.D.,  Bishop  of  Kilmore. 
Sir  Henry  Gore- Booth  d.  13  Jan.,  1900,  having  had 
issue : — 

i.  Sir  Josslyn  Augustus  Richard  Gore- Booth,  6th 
Bart.,  of  Lissadell,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Sligo, 
1904,  late  Lieut.  Royal  Munster  Fusiliers, 
b.  25  Feb.,  1869,  m.  12  June,  1907,  Mary,  dau. 
of  the  Rev.  Savile  Richard  William  L'Estrange- 
Malone,  Rector  of  Dalton  Holme,  Yorkshire, 
by  Frances  Mary  Foljambe,  sister  of  Cecil 
George  Savile,  1st  Earl  of  Liverpool. 

ii.  Mordaunt  Gore-Booth,  b.  5  Dec,  1878,  m.  31 
Jan.,  1906,  Evelyn  Mary,  elder  dau.  of  Robert 
Stanley  Scholfield,  of  Sandhall,  Howden, 
Yorks.,  by  Ada  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  the  Rev. 


Thomas  Bradley  Paget,  Canon  of  York,  by 
Sophia,  dau.  of  Sir  Edmund  Beckett,  Bart., 
M.P.,  and  sister  of  Edmund,  Ist  Lord  Grim- 

i.  Constance    Georgina    Gore-Booth,  m.  29  Sept. 
1900,  M.  Casimir  Joseph  Duniri  de  Markievicz, 
of  Zyvolavaka,  Poland,  and  has  :— 
Moeve  Alys  de  Markievicz. 

ii.  Eva  Selina  Gore-Booth. 

iii.  Mabel  Olive  Gore-Booth,  m.  1  Dec,  1900, 
Charles  Percival  Foster,  late  Lieut.  2nd 
Dragoons  (Eoyal  Scots  Greys),  son  of  John 
Foster,  of  Coombe  Park,  Oxfordshire,  J. P., 
D.L.,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  John  Mordaunt  Foster. 

1.  Moira  Foster. 

(1.)  Caroline  S.  Gore-Booth,  d.  17  Nov.,  1833. 

(2.)  Emily  Frances  Graham  Gore-Booth,  m.  26  June, 
1860,  Major  Charles  Bradstreet  Wynne,  J.P.,  of 
Clogherevagh,  Co.  Sligo,  late  90th  Light  Infantry  and 
Sligo  Rifles,  2nd  son  of  Owen  Wynne,  of  Ardaghowen, 
Co.  Sligo,  son  of  William  Wynne,  Barrister-at-law,  by 
Eleanor,  dau.  of  Sir  William  Bradstreet,  Bart.  Major 
Wynne  d.  1890,  having  had  : — 

i.  Graham  Owen  Robert  Wynne,  of  Clogherevagh, 
Capt.  late  18th  Royal  Irish  Regt.,  b.  22  July, 
1862,  m.  7  July,  1897,  the  Hon.  Maud  Anna 
Morris,  dau.  of  Michael,  1st  Lord  Killanin, 
and  has  : — 
1.  Sydney  Michael  Wynne,  b.  12  May,  1898. 

1.  Brigid  Wvnne. 

2.  Gundred  Mary  Wynne. 

ii.  Henry  Edward  Wynne,  of  Lakeview,  Co. 
Leitrim,  J.P.,  6.  7  May,  1865,  m.  April,  1898. 
Emily  Anna  Phillippa,  dau.  of  Lieut. -Colonel 
Francis  Stewart  Mansfield,  of  Castle  Wray, 
Co.  Donegal,  J.P.,  D.L.,  by  Anna  Phillippa, 
dau.  of  George  Simon  Harcourt,  M.P.,  of 
Ankerwycke,  Bucks,,  and  has  :— 

1.  Gerard  Wynne,  b.  16  March,  1899. 

2.  Ronald  Wynne,  b.  28  Aug.,  1900. 

i.  Caroline  Susan  Augusta  Wynne,  d.  April,  1902 

K  -3 


(3.)  Augusta  Elizabeth  Gore-Booth,  d.  13  March,  1906. 

(4)  Fanny  Stella  Anne  Gore-Booth,  m.  1  Nov.,  1870,  Owen 
'Wynne,  of  Hazlewood,  Co.  Sligo,  J.P.,  D.L.,  son  of 
the  Right  Hon.  John  Aithur  Wynne,  of  Hazlewood, 
M.P.  for  Sligo  1820-32,  by  Lady  Anne  Wandesforde- 
Butler,  dau.  of  James,  1st  Marquis  of  Ormonde,  K.P. 
Mrs.  Wynne  d.  1  March,  1887,  having  had  issue  : — 

i.  Muriel  Caroline  Louisa  Wynne,  m.  22  June,  1892, 
Philip    Dudley    Perceval,    son    of    Alexander 
Perceval,  of  Temple  House,  Co.  Sligo,  and  has 
a  dau.  : — 
Dorothy  Sophie  Perceval. 

ii.  Evelyn  Mary  Wynne,  m.  24  July,  1901,  Henry 
George  L'Estrange,  youngest  son  of  Chris- 
topher Carleton  L'Estrange,  of  Kevinsfort, 
Co.  Sligo,  and  has  :— 

1.  Stella  Muriel  L'Estrange. 

2.  Ehzabeth  Charlotte  L'Estrange. 
iii.  Madehne  Mary  Wynne. 

iv.  Dorothy  Adelaide  Wynne. 

3.  Augusta  Charlotte   Goold,  m.  13  Aug.,   1836,  her   cousin, 

\    Edwin  Richard,  3rd  Earl  of  Dunraven  and  Mountearl, 

K.P.,    Lord  Lieutenant    and     Gustos    Rotulorum     Co. 

Limerick,    who  d.  6  Oct.,  1871.       Lady  Dunraven  d.  22 

Nov.,  1866,  having  had  one  son  and  five  daus.  : — 

(1.)  Windham    Thomas    Wyndham-Quin,    4th    Earl    of 

Dunraven  and  Mountearl,  K.P.,  Lord  Lieutenant  and 

Gustos  Rotulorum  Co.  Limerick,  of  Adare  Manor,  Co. 

Limerick,  and  Dunraven  Castle,  Glamorganshire,  late 

•  Jjieut.  First  Life    Guards,    Hon.    Colonel  3rd  Co.  of 

London    Imp.    Yeo.,    Glamorgan  R.G.A.,  and  5th 

Batt.  Royal  Munster    Fus.,  b.    12    Feb.,   1841,  m. 

29  April,   1869,  Florence     Ehzabeth,  2nd   daughter 

of  Lord  Charles  Lennox  Kerr,  son  of  William,  6th 

Marquis  of  Lothian,  K.T.,  by  Lady  Harriet  Scott. 

dau.  of  Henry,  3rd  Duke  of  Buccleuch,  K.G.,  K.T., 

and  has  had  issue  : — 

i.  Lady  Florence  Enid  Wyndham-Quin,  d.  1  July, 


ii.  Lady  Rachel  Charlotte  Wyndham-Quin,  m.  28 
Oct.,  1897,  Desmond  FitzJohn  Lloyd  Fitz- 
Gerald,  The  Knight  of  Gliu,  of  Glin  Castle,  Co. 
Limerick,     High     Sheriff     that     Co.,    1904, 


Capt.  South  of  Ireland  Imp.  Yeo.,  and  4.  .V> 
Jan.,  1901,  leaving  a  son  :— 

Desmond  Windham  Otho  Fitz(Jeiald.  6.  20 
Jan..  1901. 

iii.  Lady  Aileen  Mary  Wvndhain-Quiji. 

(1.)  Lady  Caroline  Adelaide  Wyndhani-Quin,  d.  2  July, 

(2.)  Lady  Augusta  Emily  Wyndham-Quia,  )/i.  4  March, 

1867,  Colonel  Sir  Arthur  Pendarves  Vivian,  K.C.B., 
M.P.,  of  Gleiiafon,  Glamorganshire,  brother  of  Henry, 
1st  Lord  Swansea,  and  d  11  Feb.,  1877,  leaving  four 
children  : — 

i.  Henry  Wyndham  Vivian,  6.  4  Feb.,  18(58,  m.  19 
Jan.,  1899,  Lady  Maude  Clements,  third  dau. 
of  Robert  Bermingham,  4th  Earl  of  Leitriin. 
by  Lady  Winifred  Coke,  dau.  of  ThomaH 
William,  Ist  Earl  of  Leicester,  K.G.  He  d.  17 
Nov.,  1901,  leaving  a  dau.  : — 

Audrey  Emily  Vivian. 

ii.  George  William  Vivian,  Commander  R.N.,  b.  10 

June,'  1869. 
i.  Caroline  Mabel  Vivian,  m.  21  June,  1904,  Capt. 
the  Hon.  James  Ulysses  Graham  Raymond 
Colborne,  S.  Staffordshire  Regt.,  .'ird  son  of 
James,  2nd  Lord  Seaton,  by  the  Hon.  Char- 
lotte de  Burgh,  dau.  and  co-heir  of  Ulysses, 
last  Lord  Downes. 

ii.  Clarice  Gertrude  Vivian. 

(3.)  Lady  Mary  Frances  Wyndham-Quin,   m.   12  Aug., 

1868,  the  Right  Hon.  Arthur  Hugh  Smith-Barry, 
P.C,  M.P.,  of  Marbury  Hall,  Cheshire  and  Fota 
Island,  Co.  Cork,  subsequently  created  Lord  Barry- 
more,  and  d.  21  Sept.,  1884,  leaving  an  only  dau.  :— 

Hon.  Geraldine  Smith-Barry,  m.  18  July,  1893. 
Henry  Burleigh  Letham  Overend,  who  i.  12 
May,  1904. 
(4.)  Lady  Edith  Wyndham-Quin,  d.  10  April,  1885. 
(5.)  Lady  Emily  Anna  Wyndham-Quin. 
II.  Catherine  Anne  Nixon,  d.  13  Sept.,  1873,  aged  over  90. 
III.  Frances  Stella  Nixon,  m.  17  Jan.,  1820,  Sir  Stephen  Edward  May, 
Knt.,  M.P.  for  Belfast   1814-16,  and  by  him.  who  d.  29  Oct., 
1845,  had  issue  : — 


1.  Edward  May,  d.  unm.  20  Nov.,  1845. 

2.  Stephen  May,  d.  unm.  20  June,  1858. 

3.  Arthur  May,  d.  unm.  9  June,  1901. 

4.  Humphrey  May,  d.  unm.  11  Nov.,  1861. 

1.  Emily  Mary  May,  d.  at  Lissadell,  1  Jan.,  1857. 

The  third  son  of  the  Rev.  Brinsley  Nixon  (p.   141),  was  : — 

HORATIO  STOPFORD  NIXON,  Capt.  R.N.,  m.  3  May,  1824, 
Charlotte,  sister  of  John  Fergus,  of  Strathore,  Fifeshire,  M.P.  Kirk- 
caldy 1835-7,  and  Fifeshire  1847-59,  and  3rd  dau.  of  Walter  Fergus,  of 
Strathore,  by  Charlotte  Whyte,  his  wife.  Capt.  Nixon  d.  14  Dec.,  1838, 
and  his  widow  d.  8  March,  1853,  leaving  an  only  child  : — 

BRINSLEY  DE  COURCY  NIXON,  of  Seafield,  Westward  Ho  ! 
North  Devon,  and  27  Collingham  Gardens,  South  Kensington,  S.W., 
formerly  Lieut.  Fife  Artillery,  h.  5  May,  1825,  m.  1st,  30  June,  1864,  his 
cousin  Caroline  Mary,  dau.  of  the  Ven.  Frederick  Falkiner  Goold,  M.A., 
Archdeacon  of  Raphoe  (see  p.  144).  She  d.  s.p.  10  May,  1875,  and  Mr. 
Nixon  m.  2nd,  6  Oct.,  1878,  Frances  Evelyn,  youngest  dau.  of  Thomas 
Inglis  Hampton,  of  Worcester  Park,  Surrey,  and  d.  18  April,  1903, 
leaving  by  his  second  marriage  two  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 

I.  FERGUS  BRINSLEY,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Brinsley  Hampton  Nixon,  of  Seafield,  Devon,  B.A.,  Trin.  Coll., 
Cambridge,  1906,  b.  7  June,  1884,  m.  18  Dec,  1906,  EUzabeth, 
eldest  dau.  of  Arthur  David  Hughes,  and  grand-dau.  of  John 
Hughes,  founder  of  the  New  Russian  Company,  and  has  twin 
daus.  : — 

1.  Elizabeth  Nina  Nixon. 

2.  Nancy  Gladys  Nixon. 

I.  Charlotte  Evelyn  Nixon. 

II.  Gladys  Elizabeth  Nixon,  m.  10  Nov.,  1903,  the  Hon.  Hugh 
Grosvenor,  late  Lieut.  14th  Hussars,  eldest  son  of  Richard  de 
Aquila,  1st  Lord  Stalbridge,  who  was  brother  of  Hugh  Lupus, 
1st  Duke  of  Westminster,  K.G.,  and  younger  son  of  Richard, 
2nd  Marquis  of  Westminster,  K.G.,  and  has  a  son  : — 

Hugh  Raufe  Grosvenor,  6.  17  Aug.,  1904. 

The  elder  son  : — 

FERGUS  BRINSLEY  NIXON,  Capt.  6th  Inniskilling  Dragoons, 
served  in  the  South  African  War,  1901-2,  on  StafE,  took  part  in  the 
operations  in  the  Transvaal  and  Orange  River  Colony,  June,  1901,  to  30 
May,  1902,  for  which  he  has  a  medal  with  five  clasps.  He  was  b.  16  Oct., 

Arms    of  HIGINBOTHAM,  on  record  in  Ulster'ti  Office. 

Eruiiue,  on  a  cross  engrailed  gules,  tive  mullets  i^ierced  or,  in  the  first  and 
fourth  quarters  a  lion  passant  guardant  azure.  Crest — An  arm 
embowed  vambraced,  the  hand  grasping  a  sword  all  ppr.  pierced 
through  a  mullet  or. 

To  face  p.  151. 




The  eldest  dau.  of  George  Nixon,  of  Granshagh,  Co.  Fermanagh, 
(p.  47),  was  : 

ANNE  NIXON,  m.  Thomas  Higinbotham,*  of  TuUymaglowny, 
Drung,  Co.  Cavan,  Quarter-Master  in  the  army  of  William  III.  He 
made  his  will  22  July,  1731,  with  a  codicil  7  May,  1736.  It  was  proved. 
1  Dec,  1737.  Mr.  Higinbotham,  who  in  his  early  married  hfe  resided 
at  Lisduli,  Co.  Cavan,  had  by  Anne  Nixon,  his  wife,  who  d.  between 
1731  and  1736,  five  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 

I.  Ralph  Higinbotham. t 

II.  George  Higinbotham,  living  1752,  date  of  his  uncle  James 
Nixon's  will,  dead  1762,  date  of  his  brother,  Andrew's  will. 
''  There  is  a  Clogher  Marriage  Licence,  12  Aug.,  1712,  between 
George  Higinbotham,  of  LisdufF,  Co.  Cavan,  and  Frances 
Wilmott,  of  Clogher  diocese.  It  is  possible  that  both  Ralph 
and  George  left  descendants. 

III.  Wilham  Higinbotham. 

IV.  THOMAS  (Rev.),  of  whom  later,  p.   157. 

V.  ANDREW,  of  whom  immediately. 

I.  Elizabeth  Higinbotham,  m.  Mark  Brooke,  and  was  living  1731 
date  of  her  father's  will. 

II.  Anne  Higinbotham,  m.  Kilmore  licence,  11  Nov.,  1713,  Samuel 
Seaman,  of  CulUntra,  Co.  Cavan,  and  was  living  1752,  date 
of  her  uncle,  James  Nixon's  will. 

The  youngest  son  : — 

ANDREW  HIGINBOTHAM,  of  Tullymaglowny  (or  Nutfield), 
Co.  Cavan,  m.  Mary,  eldest  dau.  and  coheiress  of  Thomas  Higinbotham, 
of  DrumherifE,    Co.  Cavan,  son  of  WiUiam  Higinbotham. J      Andrew 

*  The  name  has  very  frequently  been  spelled  Higginbotham,  but  Thomas 
Higinbotham  in  1736  signed  his  name  with  one  "  g,"  and  his  descendants  have 
consistently  adhered  to  this  spelling.  Where  the  different  form  is  used  it  will 
usuaUy  be  foimd  to  be  the  error  of  a  clerk  or  copj^st. 

t  Probably  the  Ralph  Higinbotham  who  m.  1729  Mary,  widow  of  William  Akie. 
of  Aughnamullen,  Co.  Monaghan,  and  dau.  of  —  Dawson.  (Excb.  Bill.  30  Oct. 
1733,  Higinbotham  v.  Kerr). 

t  Exch.  Bill,  1  Feb.  1766,  Higinbotham  v.  Cochrane,  states  that  Thomas 
Higinbotham,  of  Drumheriff,  the  elder,  (son  of  William)  took  a  lease  of  that  place 
17  Dec.  1724  from  Theophilus  Clements,  and  d.  12  July,  1765,  having  had  no  sons, 
but  five  daus..  Mary,  m.  Andrew  Higinbotham ;  Anne,  m.  Wilham  Cochrane, 
of  Co.  Monaghan  ;  Elizabeth,  m.  Henry  Dawson,  of  Drumheriff ;  Lydia,  m.  Hugh 
Hamilton,  of  Carvitragh,  Co.  Monaghan  ;  and  Catherine,  m.  John  Forster,  of  Carack, 
Co,  Monaghan,  and  d.  before  1765,  leaving  a  dau.  Jane  Forster^ 


Higinbotham  d.  (will  dated  22  June,  1762,  proved,  4  April,  1763), 
and  his  widow  d.  1765  (will  dated  7  Jan.,  proved  4  April),  having  had 
three  sons  and  four  daus.  : — 

I.  Thomas  Higinbotham,  of  Farmley,  Co.  Dubhn,  for  thirty-six 

years  Treasury  Cashier,  m.  at  St.  Andrew's,  Dubhn,  12  Dec, 
1761,  his  cousin,  Mary,  2nd  dau.  of  George  Nixon,  of  Nixon 
Hall,  Co.  Fermanagh,  High  Sheriff,  1743,  and  d.  "  near  the 
Phoenix  Park,"  10  Dec,  1795,  having  had  issue  : — 
1.  Robert  Higinbotham,  d.  intest.,  admon.,  31  Sept.,  1801.* 

1.  Hannah  Higinbotham,  m.  settlements,  5  Oct.,  1793,  her 

first  cousin,  Capt.  Andrew  Nixon,  of  Belnaleck,  Co. 
Fermanagh,  4th  son  of  Alexander  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall, 
and  d.  28  April,  1829,  having  had  issue,  for  whom  see  p.  70. 

2.  Jane  Higinbotham,  m.  1796,  the  Rev.  George  Horan,  and 

d.  at  Bath,  March,  1815,  having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  Mary  Horan,  m.  her  cousin,  David  WilUam  Thompson, 
and  had  issue,  see  p.   158. 

(2.)  Geor^ina  Jane  Horan,  m.  14  April,  1826,  her  cousin, 
the  Rev.  Robert  Wood  Kyle,  and  had  issue,  see  p.  160. 

II.  HENRY,  of  whom  presently. 

III.  Andrew  Higinbotham,  of  the  Irish  Treasury,  m.  Nov.  1787, 
Mary,  dau.  of  John  Battersby,  of  LakejEield,  Co.  Meath,  J.P., 
by  Elizabeth  Shields,  and  d.  1  Jan.,  1810,  having  had  issue  : — 

1.  Henry  Higinbotham. 

2.  Charles  Coote  Higinbotham. 

3.  John  Higinbotham. 

1.  Sarah  Higinbotham. 

2.  Anne  Higinbotham. 

3.  Frances  Higinbotham. 

4.  Catherine  Higinbotham. 
I.  Anne  Higinbotham. 

II.  Lydia  Higinbotham. 

III.  Mary  Higinbotham,  m. McGuire,  and  had  issue.f 

IV.  Catherine  Higinbotham. 

The  youngest  son  : — 

HENRY  HIGINBOTHAM,  of  The  Irish  Treasury,  m.  Jane,  widow 
of  James  Dobbin,  aunt  of  Sir  Wilham  Verner,  Bart.,  and  3rd  dau.  of 
David  Verner,  of  Gillis,  Co.  Armagh,  by  Ehzabeth,  only  dau.  of  John 

*  Registered  Pedigree,  Ulster's  OfiBce. 

t  Registered  Pedigree  of  Higinbotham,  Ulster's  Office. 


Crossle,  of  Armagh.     He  d.  5  Oct.,  1789,  having  had  by  her,  who   d. 
31  May,  1828,  three  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 

I.  THOMAS,  of  whom  later,  p.  154. 

II.  HENRY,  of  whom  immediately. 

III.  Andrew  Higinbothara,  of  the  Irish  Treasury,  d.  8  July,  1854. 

I.  Mary  Higinbotham. 

II.  Charlotte  Higinbothara,  rf.  21  May,  1845,  aged  60. 

The  second  son  : — 

HENRY  HIGINBOTHAM,  of  Nutfield,  and  of  Mountjoy  Square, 
Dublin,  m.  May,  1812,  Sarah,  dau.  of  Joseph  Wilson,  and  d.  at  Exeter, 
1851,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  18  March,  1861,  six  sons  and  two  daus.  :- 
I.  Henry  Higinbotham,  of  Nutfield,  6.  5  April,  1813,  d.  unm. 

II.  Joseph  Wilson  Higinbotham,  (Rev.)  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  ia37,  6.  U 
Feb.,  1815,  d.  unm.,  22  Oct.,  1872. 

III.  Thomas  Higinbotham,   Engineer  in  Chief  Victorian  Railways, 

1860-80,  b.  22  Jan.,  1819,  d.  umn.,  5  Sept.,  1880. 

IV.  William  Higinbotham,  b.  2  Dec,  1822. 

V.  Robert  Higinbothara,  (Rev.),  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1847,  M.A.,  1857. 
Curate  of  Derry  Cathedral,  b.  9  April,  1824,  m.  1855,  Josephine, 
dau.  of  Colonel  Jones,  12th  Regt.  He  d.  1857  of  typhus  fever 
contracted  in  the  discharge  of  his  duty.  A  mural  tablet  waa 
erected  to  his  memory  in  Derry  Cathedral,  with  the  following 
epitaph  byWilham  Alexander,  now  Archbishop  of  Armagh  : — 

Down  through  our  crowded  lanes,  and  closer  air, 
0  friend,  how  beautiful  thy  footsteps  were  ; 
When  through  the  fever's  waves  of  fire  they  trod, 
A  form  was  with  thee  hke  the  Son  of  God. 
'Twas  but  one  step  for  those  victorious  feet. 
From  their  day's  work  unto  the  golden  street ; 
And  they  who  watch'd  that  walk,  so  bright  and  brief, 
Have  mark'd  this  marble  with  their  hope  and  grief. 

VI.  GEORGE,  of  whom  presently. 
I.  Rosaima  Higinbotham,  d.  Nov.,  1869. 

II.  Jane  Higinbotham. 

The  youngest  son  : — 

GEORGE  HIGINBOTHAM,  Chief  Justice  of  Victoria,  1886-92. 
Puisne  Judge  1880-86,  Scholar,  T.C.D.,  1846,  B.A.,  1849,  M.A.,  1853, 
b.  19  April,  1826,  m.  30  Sept.,  1854  Margaret,  dau.  of  John  Foreman. 
After  a  very  distinguished  career,  he  d.  31  Dec,  1892.  His  Life,  by  his 
son-in-law,  E.  E.  Morris,  was  published  by  Hacmillan  in  1895.    Issue  :— 


I.  George  Higinbotham,  h.  i  Dec,  1865. 

II.  Edward  Higinbotham,  Barrister-at-law,  h.  10  Oct.,  1869. 

I.  Edith  Sarah  Higinbotham,  m.  7  Jan.,  1878,  Edward  Ellis  Morris, 
M.A.,  Litt.  D.,  son  of  John  Carnac  Morris.  She  d.  1896, 
leaving  by  him,  who  d.  1  Jan.,  1902,  issue  : — 

1.  Arthur  Edward  Morris,  M.B.,  Melbourne,  6.  16  Nov.,  1879. 

1.  Hilda  Margaret  Morris. 

2.  Gladys  Edith  Morris. 

3.  Cherry  Morris. 

II.  Alice  Mary  Higinbotham,  m.  19  Sept.,  1893,  FitzHugh  Annesley 
Lyon,  R.N.R.,  Comm.  P.  and  0.  Service,  3rd  son  of  Lieut.- 
Colonel  W.  C.  Lyon,  92nd  Highlanders,  by  Sophia  Howell, 
dau.  of  Thomas  May,  of  St.  Michael's  Lodge,  Stoke,  and 
has  : — 

1.  FitzHugh  Conway  Lyon,  h.  6  April,  1895. 

2.  Frank  Annesley  Lyon,  6.  31  March,  1901. 

III.  Maud  Higinbotham,  m.  9  April,  1895,  the  Rev.  Charles  Darby 

Reade,  M.A.,  J. P.,  London  and  Middlesex,  and  has  : — 

1.  Charles  Reveil  Reade,  h.  19  March,  1897. 

2.  Hugh  Reveil  Reade,  6.  3  April,  1901. 

3.  George  Aitken  Reveil  Reade,  h.  29  June,  1904. 

4.  Henry  Reveil  Reade,  h.  6  April,  1906. 

1.  Maud  Reveil  Reade. 

2.  Elizabeth  Reveil  Reade. 

IV.  Ethel  Higinbotham,  d.  28  Dec,  1872. 

We  now  return  to  the  eldest  son  of  Henry  Higinbotham  and  Jane 
Verner  (p.  153)  : — 

THOMAS    HIGINBOTHAM,    of    Mountjoy    Square,    Dublin,    2nd 
Teller  of  the  Exchequer,  m.  Sept.,  1800,  Jane,  dau.  of  the  Ven.  Conway 
Benning,  LL.D.,  Archdeacon  of  Dromore,  (see  Appendix,  p.  197),  and 
d.  12  Feb.,  1826  (will  proved  4  March)  leaving  two  daus.  : — 
I.  ANNE,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Jane  Higinbotham,  m.   1830,  the  Rev.  Henry  Martin,  Rector 
of  Lame,  Co.  Antrim,  and  d.  s.p.  1859. 

The  elder  dau.  : — 

ANNE  HIGINBOTHAM,  m.  20  Dec,  1824,  James  Martin,  of  Ross, 
Co.  Galway,  J.P.,  D.L.,  High  Sheriff  1826,  M.A.,  T.C.D.,  and  had  five 
daus.  • — 

I.  Mary  Martin,  m.  4  Jan.,  1844.  Thomas  Barklie,  of  Inver,  Larne, 


Co.  Antrim,  who  d.  21  Nov.,  1894,  and  d.  27  March,  1902, 
having  had  issue  : — 

1.  Robert  Martin  Barklie,  Colonel  R.E.,  h.  30  Jan.,  1846, 
m.  9  March,  1894,  Janet,  dau.  of  Henry  Ward,  of  Oatwick, 
Essex,  and  d.  s.p.  30  Aug.,  1903. 

1.  Helen  Montgomery  Barklie,  now  of  Inver. 

II.  EMILY  ANNE,  of  whom  presently. 

III.  Elizabeth  Martin,  m.  1860,  WilUani  Beauman  Kennedy,  of 
Annfield,  Brannoxtown,  Co.  Kildare,  2nd  son  of  Sir  John 
Kennedy,  Bart.,  of  Johnstown  Kennedy,  Co.  Dublin,  and  by 
him,  who  d.  1884,  had  at  her  death,  10  March,  1906,  issue  ; — 

1.  William   Horace   Kennedy,   of  Annfield,   Capt.   late  60th 

Rifles,  served  in  the  Egyptian  war  of  1882,  b.  26  Nov., 
1860,  m.  1st,  12  Dec,  1889,  Ada,  dau.  of  Surgeon- 
General  John  Warren,  and  by  her,  who  d.  Aug.,  1894, 
has  one  son  : — 

John  Horace  Kennedy,  b.  1890. 
Capt.  Kennedy  in.  2nd,  1895,  Sophia  Thomasina 
Constable,  dau.  of  Capt.  Constable  Curtis,  late  1 2th 
Lancers,  of  the  Hall,  Berkhamsted,  Herts,  by 
Henrietta  Mary  Anne,  dau.  of  Charles  Berwick 
Curtis,  son  of  Sir  WilUam  Curtis,  Bart. 

2.  Robert  Arthur  Francis  Kennedy,  b.  1869,  d.  5  Aug.,  1906. 

1.  Maria  Kennedy. 

2.  Constance    Kennedy,    m.    27    Feb.,    1889,    Major    Arthur 

Trevelyan  Moore,  R.E.,  son  of  Sir  Wilham  Moore,  K.C.I.E., 

and  has  issue  : — 

(1).  Ruby  Dorothy  Caragh  Moore. 

(2).  Esmee  Marion  Glenda  Moore. 

(3).  Leila  Constance  Moore. 

3.  Marion  AUce  Kennedy,  m.  25  July,  1901,  George  Leycester- 

Penrhyn,    of    Abbeylands,    Clane,    Co.    Kildare,    son   of 
Edward  Hugh  Leycester-Penrhyn,  D.L.,  of  East  Sheen, 
Surrey,  by  Vere,  dau.  of  Robert  Gosling,  D.L.,  of  Botley's 
Park,  Surrey,  and  Hassobury,  Essex,  and  has  a  dau.  :— 
Vere  Leycester-Penrhyn. 

4.  Violet  Kennedy,  d.  1891. 

IV.  Maud  Martin,  m.  6  Oct.,   1856,  Henry  Callwell,  of  Dahiada, 

BaUycastle,  Co.  Antrim,  and  d.  22  May,  1898,  having  had  :— 

1.  Charles    Edward    CaUweU,    C.B.    (1907),    Colonel,    R.A., 

General  Staff   Officer,  Head  Quarters  of  Army,   retired 

1907,  b.  2  April,  1859. 


1.  Josephine  Mary  Callwell. 

V.  Josephine  Martin,  d.  unm. 

The  second  dau.  of  James  Martin  and  Anne  Higinbotham  : — 

EMILY  ANNE  MARTIN,  m.  1st,  27  April,  1843,  James  McCalmont, 
of  Abbeylands  and  Breen,  Co.  Antrim,  J.P.,  youngest  son  of  Hugh 
McCalmont,  of  Abbeylands,  by  Elizabeth  Allen,  dau.  of  Thomas 
Barklie,  of  Invev,  and  by  him,  who  d.  \^  July,  1849,  had  two  sons  : — 

I.  HUGH,  (Sir)  of  whom  presently. 

II.  James  Martin  McCalmont,  of  Hollywood  House,  Belfast,  M.P,, 
East  Antrim,  Hon.  Colonel  Royal  Antrim  Artillery,  late 
Capt.  8th  Hussars,  and  A.D.C.  to  the  Lord  Lieutenant  of 
Ireland,  6.  23  May,  1847,  m.  14  Oct.,  1880,  Mary  Caroline, 
dau.  of  Colonel  Robert  Wilham  Romer,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Robert  Chaine  Alexander  McCalmont,  Capt.  Irish  Guards, 
6.  29  Aug.,  1881,  served  in  the  S.  Afr.  War,  1900, 
(Queen's  medal  with  2  clasps),  m.  16  Nov.,  1907,  Molly, 
dau.  of  Andrew  Skeen,  M.D.,  and  step-dau.  of  Sir  Henry 
Thoby  Prinsep,  K.C.I.E. 

1.  Margaret  McCalmont. 
Mrs.  J.  McCalmont  m.  2nd  12  Oct.,  1853,  Augustine  Hugh  Barton,  2nd 
son  of  Dunbar  Barton,  of  Rochestown,  Co,  Tipperary,  6th  son  of 
Wilham  Barton,  of  Grove,  Co,  Tipperary,  by  Grace,  sister  of  Sir  Hugh 
Dillon  Massy,  Bart.,  of  Doonas,  Co,  Clare,  and  by  him,  who  d.  23  Oct., 
1874,  had  at  her  death,  30th  Nov.,  1907,  further  issue  :— 

I.  Emily  Alma  Barton,  m.  as  his  second  wife  21  April,  1881,  Sir 
George  Frederick  Brooke,  Bart.,  of  Suramerton,  Co.  Dubhn, 
son  of  Francis  Richard  Brooke,  by  the  Hon.  Henrietta 
Monck,  dau.  of  Charles,  3rd  Viscount  Monck,  and  by  him, 
(who  had  also  issue  by  his  first  marriage)  had  issue  : — 

1.  Francis  Hugh   Brooke,  2nd  Lieut.  60th  Rifles,   served   in 

St.  Helena  during  the  S,  Afr,  War  (Queen's  medal\  6,  10 
Nov,,   1882. 

2.  Augustine    Henry    Brooke,    Lieut.    Indian    Cavalry,    late 

4th  Dragoon  Guards,  h.  25  Feb.,  1884, 

3.  Raymond  Frederick  Brooke,  6,  2  June,  1885. 

4.  Arthur  Charles  Brooke,  h.  26  Sept,,  1886, 

5.  John  Brooke,  Sub-Lieut.  R.N„  h.  2  Oct,,  1887. 

6.  BasU  Gerald  Brooke,  h.  10  March,  1894. 

7.  Geoffrey  Thomas  Brooke,  h.  19  Oct,,  1896. 

1.  Emily  Henrietta  Brooke. 

2.  Rose  Dorothy  Brooke. 


II.  Rose  Mary  Barton,  known  for  her  paintings. 
The  elder  son  : — 


of  Abbey  lands,  Colonel  7th  Hussars,  30  May,  1907,  formerly  Lieut. - 
Colonel  4:th  Dragoon  Guards,  M.P.  North  Antrim,  1895-99,  served 
iu  the  Red  River  Exped.  1870;  Ashanti  War,  1873  (medal);  Russo. 
Turkish  War,  1877-8,  as  military  attache,  (Turkish  war  medal,  brev.  of 
Major) ;  S.  Afr.  War,  1879  (despatches,  medal  with  clasp,  brev.  of 
Lieut.-Col.)  ;  Afghan  War  1879-80  (despatches) ;  Egypt.  Exped.  1882 
(despatches,  medal  with  clasp,  bronze  star,  3rd  Medjidie) ;  Soudan 
Exped.  1884-5,  (despatches,  clasp,  C.B.),  commanded  8th  Div.  3rd  Army 
Corps,  K.C.B.,  1900,  was  h.  9  Feb.,  1847,  and  m.  29  Sept.,  1886,  the 
Hon.  Rose  Elizabeth  Bingham,  dau.  of  John  Charles,  4th  Lord  Clan- 
morris.     He  has  an  only  son  : — 

Dermot  Hugh  Bingham  McCalmont,  2nd  Lieut.  7th  Hussars, 

h.  10  April,  1887,  heir  to  the  property  of  his  cousin,  the  late 

Colonel  H.  L.  B.  McCahnont,  C.B.,  M.P. 

To  return  to  the  fomth  son  of  Thomas  Higinbotham  and  Anne 
Nixon,  (p.  151).       This  was  : — 

THE  REV.  THOMAS  HIGINBOTHAM,  h.  about  1701  at  LisdufE, 
Co.  Cavan,  educated  at  Dubhn  under  Thos.  Sheridan,  entered  Trinity 
CoUege,  Dubhn,  11  Nov.,  1718,  aged  17,  Scholar,  1721,  B.A.,  1723,  M.A., 
1726,  ordained  deacon  in  St.  Peter's,  Dublin,  24  Jan.,  1727,  priest  in 
Clogher  Cathedral,  16  June,  1728,  Curate  of  Enniskillen  about  1734, 
afterwards  Rector  of  Pettigo,*  a  schoolma3ter,t  and  chaplain  to  Sir 
James  Caldwell's  Light  Horse, {  m.  Anne  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
Robert  Higinbothom,§  of  Laurel  Hill,  Co.  Derry  and  d.  "at  his  house 
near  Clogher,  Co.  Tyrone,"  May,  1762,  {Belfast  Newsletter,  25  May). 
In  his  will,  dated  2  July,  1761,  proved  20  Dec,  1762,  he  mentions 
his  foui-  children,  given  below.  His  widow,  who  Hved  at  SummerhiU, 
Dubhn,  d.  1800  (will  dated  20  March,  proved  2  July)  leaving  her  property 
to  her  daus.,  and  her  grand-dau.,  Anne  EHzabeth,  dau.  of  her  late  son, 
Capt.  Thomas  Higinbotham.  The  Rev.  Thomas  Higinbotham  had 
issue : — 

*  The  authority  for  this  statement  is  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  "  Kyle  of  Laurel 

t  Exchequer  Bill,  30  Nov.,  1762,  Cairns  v.  Higinbotham. 

X  Lord  Belmore,  in  The  Ulster  Journal  of  Archceology,  1898,  p.  33,  states  that  \ 

the  Earl  of  Halifax,  Lord  Lieutenant,  earnestly  requested,  at  the  instigation  of 
the  then  Secretary  to  Pitt,  and  cousin  german  to  Mrs.  Higinbotham,  widow  of  the 
Rev.  Thos.  Higinbotham,  chaplain  to  Sir  J.  Caldwell's  Light  Horse,  that  Sir  James 
would  permit  her  to  sell  the  chaplaincy  for  the  benefit  of  her  family.  Mrs.  T. 
Higinbotham's  mother,  wife  of  the  Rev.  Robert  H.,  was  Martha  Wood,  aunt  of 
Robert  Wood,  3LP.,  statesman  and  traveller.  Under  Secretary  of  State,  1756-03. 
(see  Did.  of  Nat.  Biog.). 

§The  Higinbothoms  of    Laurel   Hill  spelled  the  tinal  syllable  of    their  name 


I.  Thomas  Higinbotliam,  Lieut.,  H.E.I.C.S.,  1  Jan.,  1782,  apparently 
afterwards  Capt.,  d.  at  Ellore  in  India,  Dec,  1793,  leaving 
a  dau.  : — 

Anne  Elizabeth   Higinbotham,   m.   Robert  Amos,   of  Royal 
Canal  House,  Broadstone,  DubUn. 

II.  Robert  Higinbotham,  (Rev.),  of  North  Cope  St.,  Dublin,  d. 
intestate,  admon.,  12  Feb.,  1818,  to  his  niece,  Mrs.  Amos, 
saving  the  right  of  his  sister,  Mrs.  Wright. 

I.  MARTHA,  of  whom  immediately. 

II.  Sarah  Corry  Higinbotham. 

The  elder  dau.  : — 

MARTHA  HIGINBOTHAM,  m.  marriage  lie.  16  April,  1762,  the  Rev. 
Henry  Wright,  M.A.,  Curate  of  Bray,  Co.  Wicklow,  1765,*  who  d,  before 
1800,  and  had  three  daus.  : — 

I.  Anne  Elizabeth  Wright,  in.  William  Thompson,  of  Oatlands,  Co. 
Meath,  eldest  son  of  David  Thompson,  of  Oatlands,  by  Anne, 
dau.  of  George  Higinbotham,  of  Larghy,  Co.  Cavan,  and  by 
him,  who  d.  8  Dec,  1851,  had  two  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  David  William  Thompson,  of  Liverpool,  6.  1798,  m.  his 
cousin  Mary,  elder  dau.  of  the  Rev.  George  Horan,  by 
Jane,  dau.  of  Thomas  Higinbotham,  by  Mary,  dau.  of 
George  Nixon,  of  Nixon  Hall,  and  d.  24  Sept.,  1840, 
having  had  by  her,  who  d.  6  Nov.,  1870,  two  sons  and 
three  daus.  : — 

(1.)  William  Thompson,  m.  12  June,  1844,  Jane,  2nd  dau.« 
of  Leonard  Watson,  of  Warrenpoint,  and  d.  27  Jan., 
1873,  having  had  issue  : — 

i.  David  Thompson,  h.  5  Aug.,  1851. 

i.  Anne  Thompson,  m.  15  Nov.,  1873,  R.  C.  Far- 
thing, of  Toronto,  Canada. 

ii.  Mary  Horan  Thompson,  m.  12  Sept.,  1877,  Capt. 
Spencer  Henry  Mackay,  101st  (now  Munster) 
Fusiliers,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Spencer  Edward  Mackay,  6.  11  Sept.,  1878. 

2.  WiUiam  Mackay,  6.  15  Nov.,  1879. 

1.  Ethel  Maude  Vansittart  Mackay. 

iii.  Mai-tha  Christina  Thompson,  m.  March,  1874, 
Richard  Pendleton,  and  d.  1881,  leaving  a 
dau.  : — 

♦  Information  from  Mr.  W.  T.  Kyle. 


Alainde    de    Burgh    Pendleton,     m.     6   Nov., 
1894,  Arthur  Gayford,  and  has  one  dau. 

(2.)  George  Horan  Thompson,  6.  1822,  m.  19  Dec,  1857, 
Maria  Theresa,  3rd  dau.  of  Thomas  Thompson,  of 
Springfield,  Co.  Wicklow. 

(1.)  Anne  Thompson. 

(2.)  Emily  Thompson. 

(3.)  Ellen  Margaret  Thompson,  m.  17  Jan.,  1860,  Marcus 
Charles  Chichester  Magrath,  who  d.  31  Dec,  1899, 
and  had  two  sons  and  four  daus. : — 

i.  John  ffolliott  Magrath,  6.  6  Jan.,  1861. 

ii.  Stewart  Chichester  Magrath,  h.  30  March,  1867, 
m.  June,  1891.  Leila,  dau.  of  George  F. 
Preston,  of  Liverpool,  and  has  a  son  : — 

John  Reginald    Chichester    Magrath,    h.    10 
Feb.,  1893. 

i.  Mary  Louisa  Magrath,  m.  Dec,   1895,  Charles 

H.  Armstrong. 
ii.  Georgina  Horan  Magrath. 

iii.  Emily  Mary  Magrath,  m.  17  Jan.,  1894,  Charles 
H.  Cuddy,  and  had  a  dau. : — 
May  Cuddy. 
iv.  Violet  Rowena  Magrath. 

2.  Henry  Thompson. 

1.  Martha  Thompson,  m.  1841,  James  Haig,  1st  Judge  Madras 

Civil  Service,  2nd  son  of  John  Haig,  of  Bonnington,  Mid- 
lothian.    She  d.s.f.     He  d.  1854. 

2.  Elizabeth  Mary  Thompson,   m.   1836,  her  cousin,  Henry 

Kyle,  see  p.  165. 

3.  Frances  Thompson. 

II.  MARTHA,  of  whom  immediately. 
Ill,  Hannah  Wright,  m.  George  Draper,  of  Dublin.* 
The  second  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Henry  Wright  and  Martha  Higinbotham 
was  ; 

MARTHA  WRIGHT,  h.  \in,  m.  1795,  Samuel  Kyle,  of  Baggot 
Street,  Dublin,  son  of  the  Rev.  Arthur  Kyle,  by  Martha  Wood,  niece  oi 
Robert  Wood,  Under  Secretary  of  State,  M.P.  for  Brackley  1761-71, 
the  discoverer  of  the  ruins  of  Balbec  and  Palmyra  ;  (see  Dictionary  of 
National  Biografhy).  She  d.  1812,  and  her  husband  d.  1814,  having 
had  five  sons  and  five  daus.  : — 

*  From  pedigree  by  Mr.  William  Thompaon  Kyle. 


I.  Arthur  Kyle,  d.  unm. 
II.  Henry  Wright  Kyle,  d.  unm. 
III.  Samuel  Kyle,  d.  unm. 

IV.  Kobert  Wood  Kyle,  (Rev.)  M.A.,  T.C.D.,  Vicar  of  Holy  Trinity, 
Guernsey,  b.  1799,  m.  14  April,  1826,  his  cousin  Georgina  Jane, 
dau.  of  the  Rev.  George  Horan,  and  d.  1850,  leaving  by  her, 
who  d.  1868,  a  son  :^ 

Arthur  Wood  Kyle,  Barrister-at-law,  b.   1827,  d.  unm.  at 
Melbourne,  1858. 

V.  HENRY,  of  whom  later,  p.  165. 

I.  Maria  Loetitia  Kyle,  m.  1st,  in  June,  1825,  the  Rev.  William  John 
Knox,  MA.  (son  of  Samuel  Knox,  of  Coleraine),  who  d.  1839, 
and  2nd,  1849,  Henry  Allen  Griffith,  Lieut.  R.N.,  of  Killycolp, 
Co.  Tyrone,  (4th  son  of  Richard  Griffith,  of  Millicent,  Co. 
Kildare,  M.P.  for  Askeaton),  who  d.s.f.  1860.  She  d.  1886, 
having  had  by  her  first  marriage  three  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

1.  Samuel  Wright  Knox,  b.  1827,  d.  unm. 

2.  Robert   Kyle   Knox,   M.A.,   LL.D.,   of   Belfast,   J.P.   Co. 

Antrim,  b.  1837,  m.  Jan.,  1866,  Sara,  dau.  of  Capt.  John 
Twigge,  80th  Regt.,  and  has  issue  : — 

(1.)  William  Kyle  Knox,  b.  2  Nov.,  1866. 

(2.)  Samuel  Wright  Knox,  6.  Feb.,  1869,  m.  Sept.,  1897, 
Lucy  Grace,  yoimger  dau.  of  Charles  Murrough 
O'Brien,  5th  son  of  William  Smith  O'Brien,  of  Cahir- 
moyle,  Co.  Limerick,  M.P.  for  Ennis  1828-31  and  Co. 
Limerick  1835-49,  brother  of  Lucius,  13th  Lord  Inchi- 
quin.     Issue  :— 

i.  Robert  Kyle  Knox,  6.  19  July,  1898. 

ii.  William  O'Brien  Knox,  b.  9  Nov.,  1901. 
iii.  Brian  Knox,  &.  14  May,  1904. 

i.  Dorothy  Anne  Knox. 
(3.)  George  Murray  Kyle  Knox,  b.  Dec,  1871,  w.  1  Jan., 
1898,  Ailne  Mary,  elder  dau.  of  Charles  Murrough 
O'Brien,  above  mentioned  by  Mary,  eldest  dau.  of 
James  Watt,  of  Claragh,  Co.  Donegal,  and  has  : — 

i.  William  Charies  Knox,  b.  16  May,  1901. 

ii.  George  Edward  Knox,  b.  22  Oct.,  1903. 

i.  Mary  Sara  Knox. 
(1.)  Violet  Knox. 

(2.)  AUce  Maud  Knox,  m.  18  Aug.,  1898,  John  Henry 
Pigot,  Barrister-at-law,  and  has  issue  :— 


i.  David  Richard  Pigot,  6.  14  Jan.,  1900. 

ii.  James  Poole  Maunsell  Pigot,  h.  30  Jan.,  1901. 

iii.  John  Henry  Pigot,  h.  9  Dec,  1906. 

i.  Anne  Violet  Pigot. 

(3.)  Dorothea  Cecilia  Knox,   m.  G  Nov.,   1900,   Francis 
Edward  Cuming,  and  has  issue  : — 

i.  James  Cuming,  6.  24  Dec,  1904. 

i.  Florence  Elizabeth  Cuming. 

(4.)  Mary  Kyle  Knox,  m.  3  April,   1900,  Arthur  Henry 
Bates,  K.C.,  and  has  : — 

i.  Victor  Bates,  h.  29  March,  1901. 

ii.  Theodore  Bates,  h.  18  June,  1902. 

iii.  Arthur  Henry  Bates,  6.  17  Oct.,  1907. 

i.  Phyllis  Victor  Bates. 

3.  George  Murray  Knox,  h.  1839,  m.  1876,  Hedwig  Ciamilla, 
dau.  of  F.  C.  T.  Piper,  of  Mecklenberg  Schwerin,  and  had 
a  dau.  : — 

Hedwig  Leonora  Knox. 

1.  Ellen  Murray  Knox,  m.  1859,  the  Rev.  William  Cotter,  D.D., 

Incumbent  of  St.  Luke's,  Belfast,  and  had  : — 

(1.)  Pearson  Cotter. 
(1.)  Lily  Cotter. 
(2.)  Mary  Cotter. 

2.  Sara  Matilda  Knox,  m.  1861,  George  PhiUp  Johnson,  J. P. 

of  Ballynacash,  Lisbum,  Co.  Antrim,  and  by  him,  who  d. 
May,  1880,  had  a  dau.  : — 

Mary  Elizabeth  Knox  Johnson. 

3.  Mary  Elizabeth  Knox,  d.  1859. 
IL  Rachel  Anna  Kyle,  d.  unm. 

III.  Martha  Eleanor  Kyle,  d.  unm. 

IV.  Anna  Lily  Kyle,  d.  unm. 

V.  Emily  Higinbotham  Kyle,  m.  1831,  John  Little,  of  Stewartstown, 
Co.  Tyrone,  and  Upton  Park,  Slough,  Bucks,  son  of  Samuel 
Little,  of  Stewartstown,  and  d.  9  Feb.,  1875,  having  had  by 
him,  who  d.  8  Jan.,  1889,  eleven  sons  and  one  dau.,  viz.  : — 

1.  Samuel  Little,  M.A.,  J.P.,  b.  3  July,  18-33,  m.  1861,  Hannah, 
eldest  dau.  of  Bryan  Padgett  Gregson,  of  Caton  Hall, 
Lancashire,  J.P.,  D.L.,  and  d.v.'p.  1  Sept.,  1880, 
having  had  issue  ;-  - 



(1.)  Bryan  Padgett  Gregson  Little,  h.  9  March,  1862,  d. 

(2.)  John  Little,  of  Stainrigg,  Colstream,  N.B,,  b.  26 
April,  1867,  m.  4  Nov.,  1895,  Agnes  Stewart,  elder 
dau.  of  Sir  John  Usher,  Bart.,  of  Norton,  Midlothian, 
and  Wells,  Hawick,  J.P.,  D.L.,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  John  Little,  b.  30  Jan.,  1897. 

1.  Ellen  Mary  Little. 

2.  Joan  Katharine  Balmer  Little. 
(3.)  Samuel  Little,  d.  in  infancy. 

(1.)  Hannah  Gibson  Little. 

(2.)  Emily  Kyle  Little,  s.  her  aunt  at  Stewartstown. 

(3.)  Margaret  Maudsley Little,  d.  3  Jan.,  1884. 

(4.)  Ellen  Murray  Little,  d.  3  Aug.,  1870. 

(5.)  Mary  EveUne  Little. 

(6.)  Kathleen  Alice  Little,  m.  4  June,  1902,  Arthur  James 
Meldrum,  of  Dechmont,  Linlithgowshire,  son  of 
Edward  Meldrum,  of  Dechmont,  J. P.,  D.L.,  and 
has  issue  : — 

1.  John  Patrick  Arthur  Meldrum,  b.  3  Sept.,  1903. 

2.  Hugh  Thomas  Meldrum,  6.  27  Aug.,  1904. 

2.  Robert  Kyle  Little,  Capt.  97th  Regt.,  with  which  he  served 

in  the  Crimea,  (two  medals  with  clasp,  "  Sebastopol "), 
and  in  the  22nd  Regt.  with  which  he  served  in  the  Indian 
Mutiny,  including  the  relief  of  Lucknow,  (medal  and  two 
clasps),  b.  4  Dec,  1834,  w.  1868,  Dora,  eldest  dau.  of  James 
Irvine,  of  Springfield,  Co.  Tyrone,  and  d.  15  Jan.,  1889, 
having  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  John  Little,  b.  1  July,  1875. 

(2.)  Sydney  Hamilton  Little,  b.  9  May,  1880 

(1.)  Mary  Ormsby  Little. 

(2.)  Emily  Kyle  Little. 

(3.)  Eleanor  Murray  Little. 

(1.)  Hannah  Little. 

3.  John  Little,  Capt.  20th  Regt.,  (now  Lancashire  Fusiliers), 

served  in  the  Crimea,  including  Kinburn  Expedition  (three 
medals  and  clasp  "  Sebastopol  ")  and  tlie  Indian  Mutiny, 
including  the  relief  of  Lucknow  (medal  with  two  clasps), 
b.  23  Nov.,  1835,  d.  at  Field  Hospital,  Cawnpore,  10  April, 


4.  Henry  Alexander  Little,  C.B.,  Lieut.-General  in  the  array, 

of  Fair  Leigh,  Slough,  J.P.  Bucks,  served  with  the  17th 
Regiment  in  the  Crimea  after  the  fall  of  Sebastopol, 
and  with  the  7th  Royal  Fusiliers  in  the  N.W. 
Frontier  of  India,  1864,  forcing  Umbeyla  Pass 
(medal  and  brevet  Major),  in  Afghan  war,  1880-1, 
Chief  of  Staff,  evacuation  of  Candahar  (mentioned 
in  despatches,  and  received  the  thanks  of  Government, 
G.O.  292,  1882)  and  in  the  Burmese  Expedition  1886-7, 
(mentioned  in  despatches,  London  Gazette,  15  Nov.,  1889, 
C.B.  12  Nov.,  1889),  b.  U  Aug.,  1837,  m.  17  Jan.,  1866, 
Ellen  Wade,  elder  dau.  of  David  Peter  Thompson,  of 
Stonestown  and  Park,  King's  Co.,  J.P.,  by  Anua  Maria, 
dau.  of  Geoi^e  Thompson,  of  Clonskeagh  Castle,  Co. 
Dublin,  and  has  had  issue  : — 

(1.)  John  David  George  Little,  Merton  Coll.,  Oxford,  b. 
24  Feb.,  1868,  d.  10  Jan.,  1907. 

(1.)  Gerard  Eleanor  Little. 

5.  Charles  William  Little,  b.  26  Oct.,  1838,  d.  young. 

6.  William  John  Knox  Little,  (Rev.),  Canon  Residentiary  of 

Worcester,  Proctor  in  Convocation,  formerly  Vicar  of 
Hoar  Cross,  Staffordshire,  BA.,  Trin.  Coll.  Cambridge, 
1862,  M.A.  1865,  a  famous  preacher,  and  author  of  many 
works,  b.  1  Dec,  1839,  m.  1866,  Annie,  eldest  dau.  of 
Henry  Gregson,  of  Moorlands,  Lancaster,  J. P.,  and  has 
issue  : — 

(1.)  Arthur  Henry  Alban  Knox  Little,  Ch.Ch.  Oxford,  b. 
17  June,  1867,  m.  1894,  Ethel,  dau.  of  James  Sykes 
Wright,  of  Monte  Video  and  London,  and  has  : — 

1.  Mary  Knox  Little. 
•  2,  Marjory  Knox  Little. 

(2.)  Frances  Gore  Knox  Little,  b.  28  July,  1875. 

(3.)  Harold  Edward  Knox  Little,  b.  14  Feb.,  1877 

(4.)  Walter  Lawrence  Wood  Knox  Little,  b.  4  Sept.,  1878. 

(5.)  William  John  Knox  Little,  b.  7  Feb.,  1881. 

(6.)  Charles  Hugo  Knox  Little,  R.N.,  b.  21  Nov.,  1887. 

(1.)  Rose  Emily  Knox  Little,  m.  26  Nov.,  1901,  Frederick 

Usher,  of  Broomhouse,  Berwickshire,  4th  son  of  Sir 

John  Usher,  Bart.,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Neil  John  William  Heriot  Usher,  6.  16  July,  1903. 

2.  Derick  OUver  Heriot  Usher,  6.  7  Oct.,  1907. 
1.  Annette  Mary  Heriot  Usher. 


(2.)  Rhoda  Edith  Knox  Little. 
(3.)  Ethel  Annie  Knox  Little. 
(4.)  Mary  Catherine  Knox  Little. 

7.  Francis    LaAvrence    Gore    Little,    late    Major    R.A.,    Chief 

Constable  of  Preston,  Lancashire,  served  in  command 
of  a  detachment  Royal  Artillery  in  the  Expeditionary 
Force  against  the  hostile  natives  of  Yucatan  1861,  Fort 
Lieut,  to  Gov.  of  Jamaica  1861-4,  h.  27  Aug.,  1841,  m.  11 
Jan.,  1871,  Clara  Hester,  3rd  dau.  of  John  Reynolds 
Dickson,  of  Woodville,  Co.  Leitrini,  and  Kilbarron,  Co. 
Donegal,  J. P.,  by  Clara,  dau.  of  Capt.  John  Skene, 
C.B.,  R.N.,  of  Lethanty,  Aberdeenshire,  and  has  issue  : — 

(1.)  John  Francis  Gore  Little,  B.A.,  Exeter  Coll.,  Oxford, 
h.  8  Jan.,  1872. 

(2.)  Wilham  Hyacinth  Patrick  Gore  Little,  6.  16  March, 
1876,  m.  14  Sept.,  1905,  Clara  Frances,  dau.  of  Daniel 
McAlpine,  of  Botcherby,  Carlisle. 

(1.)  Clara  Edythe  Gore  Little. 

(2.)  Violet  Audley  Gore  Little,  vt.  14  June,  1906,  Edward 
Bridges  Harford,  only  son  of  the  Rev.  Edward  John 
Harford,  M.A.,  Canon  Residentiary  of  Wells,  and 
has  ; — 

Christopher    Edward    Audley    Harford,    h.    22 
March,  1907. 

(3.)  Mary  Gore  Little. 

(4.)  Joan  Emily  Gore  Little. 

8.  Arthur  Wood  Little,  h.  9  Aug.,  1843,  d.  28  May,  1863. 

9.  Charles    Hardy   Little,    M.A.,    T.C.D.    (Downes    Divinity 

Prizeman)  and  St.  Edmund's  Hall,  Oxford,  formerly  Vicar 
of  Peasdown  St.  John,  Somerset,  British  Chaplain  at  St. 
Petersburg,  Organising  Sec.  Add.  Curates'  Aid  Soc,  Vicar 
of  St.  Martin's,  Brighton,  joined  the  Church  of  Rome, 
1905.  h.  29  April,  1845,  m.  1873,  Mary  Ellen,  3rd  dau.  of 
Bryan  Padgett  Gregbon,  J. P.,  D.L.,  of  Caton,  and  has 
issue  : — 

(1.)  Charles  Hardy  Little,  h.  18  June,  1874. 
(1.)  Mary  Hardy  Little. 

10.  Sydney  Hamilton  Little,  M.A.  Exeter  Coll.,  Oxford, 
formerly  Vicar  of  Hordle,  and  Org.  Sec.  Nat.  Soc.  and 
Add.  Curates,  joined  the  Church  of  Rome,  1881,  late 
H.M.'s  Consul  at  Havannah,  Madrid,  and  Cadiz,  h.  23 


June,  1849,  m.  28  Oct.,  1875,  Edith  Mary,  eldest  dau.  of 

John  Locke  Stratton,  of  Turwestou  House,  Bucks,  by 

Mary  Scott,  dau.  of  John  Horrocks,  of  TuUichewau  Castle, 

Dumbartonshire,  and  d.  1901,  having  had  by  her,  who  d. 

22  Dec,  1907,  issue  ;— 

(1.)  Sydney  Knox  Hamilton  Little,  2nd  Lieut.  88th  Regt., 
Oonnaught  Rangers,  served  iii  South  African  war  with 
City  of  London  Volunteers  (medal),  wounded  in  the 
campaign,  6.  23  Feb.,  1878,  d.  in  India,  19  Sept.,  1903. 

(2.)  John  Hamilton  Little,  6.  28  Jan.,  1880,  d.  young. 

(3.)  Henry  Charles  Hamilton  Little,  6.  21  Dec,  1880. 

(4.)  Francis  Hamilton  Little,  6.  18  Jan.,  1883. 

(5.)  Wilfrid  Joseph  Hamilton  Little,  h.  18  June,  1887. 

(1.)    Mary    Bridgett    Hamilton    Little,    m.    1905,    John 
Crowther-Smith,   and  has  a  son  : — 
Sydney  Crowther-Smith,  h.  1906. 

(2.)  Edith  Agnes  Hamilton  Little,  d.  young. 
11.  Emilius  George  Higinbotham  Little,  (Rev.)  M.A.,  T.C.D,, 

sometime  Asst.  British  Chapl.  at  St.  Petersburg,  Rector 

of  All  Saints,  Inverary,  6.  6  April,  1853,  m.  4  Nov.,  1886, 

Dorothy,  youngest  dau.  of  Jonathan  Hardcastle,  J.P.,  of 

Blid worth  Dale,  Notts. 

1.  Ellen  Murray  Little,  of  Stewartstown,  d.  unm.  11  Dec,  1901, 
and  was  s.  in  her  property  by  her  niece,  see  p.  162. 

The  youngest  son  of  Samuel  Kyle  and  Martha  Wright  was  : — 

HENRY  KYLE,  of  Laurel  Hill,  (or  Tullyvanagh)  Co.  Derry,  J.P., 
D.L.,  High  Sherifi  Co.  Derry,  1868,  6.  13  June,  1811,  m.  1836,  his  cousin 
Elizabeth  Mary,  dau.  of  William  Thompson,  of  Oatlands,  Co.  Meath, 
(see  p.  159)  and  d.  13  April,  1878,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  24  June, 
1865,  three  sons  and  four  dans.  : — 

I.  ROBERT,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Henry  Kyle,  6.  1841,  d.  unm.  1866. 

III.  WilUam  Thompson  Kyle,  B.A.  (Jun.  Mod.)  T.C.D.,  1871,  Barrister- 
at-law,  6.  7  April,  1849,  m.  30  July,  1889,  Caroline  EUzabeth 
Auchinleck,  only  child  of  the  Rev.  Thomas  Lewis,  B.A.,Vicar  of 
Udimore,  Sussex,  by  Henrietta  Margaret  Enery,  youngest  dau. 
of  the  Rev.  James  Eccles  Auchinleck,  J.P.,  Incumbent  of 
Lisbellaw,  Co.  Fermanagh,  by  Caroline,  dau.  of  Richard  Fiddes, 
of  Tullycreevy,  Co.  Fermanagh,  by  Jane,  eldest  dau.  of  William 
Hassard,  of  Carne,  same  Co.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Fermanagh, 
I.  Anne  Elizabeth  Kyle. 


IT.  Ellen  Kyle,  m.  9  Sept.,  1873,  the  Rev.  Frederick  William  Hogan, 
M.A.,  Vicar  of  All  Saints',  Hillsborough,  Co.  Down,  and  d. 
1902,  having  had  issue  : — 

1.  James  Clement  Hogan,  B.A.,  T.C.D.,  1899,  b.  1876. 

2.  Henry  Luke  Kyle  Hogan,  b.  1879. 

3.  Wilfred  Lawrence  Hogan,  b.  1882. 

4.  William  Kyle  Patrick  Hogan,  b.  1888. 

1.  Elizabeth  Mary  Hogan. 

2.  Sophia  Margaret  Hogan. 

3.  Annie  Evangeline  Hogan. 

4.  Francis  Georgina  Janet  Hogan. 

III,  Frances  Martha  Kyle. 

IV.  Georgina  Higinbotham  Kyle. 

The  eldest  son  : — 

THE  REV.  ROBERT  KYLE,  of  Laurel  Hill,  J.P.  Co.  Derry,  b.  26 
Dec,  1837,  m.  30  April,  1868,  Kathleen,  2nd  dau.  of  William  Wilson 
Cams- Wilson,  of  Casterton  Hall,  Westmoreland,  by  Mary  Letablere, 
dau.  of  the  Right  Hon.  Edward  Litton,  of  Altmore,  Co.  Tyrone,  M.P. 
for  Coleraine  1837-41  and  1841-42,  and  Master  in  Chancery  in  Ireland, 
and  d.  10  Feb.,  1898,  having  had  by  her,  who  d.  16  Dec,  1892,  issue  :— 

I.  HENRY  GREVILLE,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Francis  Carus  Kyle,  b.  2  Sept.,  1872,  m.  1896,  Flora  Berry,  and 
has  : — 

John  Arthur  Kyle,  b.  1897. 

III.  Robert  Wood  Kyle,  6.  5  March,  1875. 

I.  Mary  Alice  Kathleen  Kyle. 

The  eldest  son  : — 

HENRY  GREVILLE  KYLE,    of    Laurel    Hill,    Coleraine,    B.A. 

Merton  Coll.,  Oxford,  1894,  M.B.  and  B.Ch.  1899,  was  b.  18  Apijl,  1869. 



WILL  of  THOMAS  NIXON,  1738  (see  p.  66). 
Proved  in  the  Diocese  of  Clogher. 

In  the  Name  of  God  Amen  I  Thomas  Nixon,  of  Kingstown  in  the 
County  of  ffermanagh  Gentl.  being  of  sound  disposing  mind  and 
Memory  (thanks  be  to  Almighty  God  for  this)  do  hereby  make  and 
publish  this  my  last  Will  and  Testam*.  in  Manner  and  form  following. 

Imprimis  I  commend  my  Soul  to  Almighty  God  who  gave  it  hoping 
through  the  merits  of  my  Saviour  Jesus  Christ  to  obtain  free  pardon 
and  Kemission  of  all  my  Sinns,  And  as  to  all  my  each  and  severall 
Eftects  Goods  and  Chatties  which  I  shall  be  Possest  of  att  the  time  of 
my  decease  after  the  paym*.  of  my  just  debts  and  funerall  Charges  1 
leave  and  bequeath  as  hereinafter  mentioned. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  Eldest  sonne  the  Rever<^  Adam 
Nixon,  Clk.,  and  unto  his  heirs,  AllThat  and  Those  the  Towns  and 
Tates  of  Lands  following  that  is  to  say  the  Towns  and  Tates  of 
Agharuskymore,  Agharuskybegg,  Ringavilly,  Killroot  Situate  near 
Newtownbuttler  in  the  said  county  of  Fermanagh  with  their  and  Every 
of  their  Appurtenances,  as  also  the  Towns  and  Tates  of  Lands  Commonly 
called  or  Known  by  the  names  of  Kilmore,  Bunahskaw  and  Derry- 
hallerghan.  Situate  near  Lough  Earne  in  the  Said  County  with  their 
and  Every  of  their  Appurtenances. 

Item  1  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  youngest  sonne,  the  Rev^  Andrew 
Nixon,  the  sume  of  two  hundred  pounds  Sterl. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  ray  Grandsonne  Thomas  Nixon, 
my  Sonne  George's  eldest  Sonne,  the  sume  of  One  hundred  pounds 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  Grand  sonne  Alexander  the  Sume 
of  fifty  pounds  Sterl.,  together  with  the  benefitt  of  my  lease  of  the  lands 
of  Littergrove,  which  I  hold  from  Patrick  Cary  neare  Newtownbuttler. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  two  Granddaughters  Catherine 
and  Mary  Nixons,  my  said  sonne  George's  Daughters,  the  Sume  of 
fifty  pounds  Sterl.  to  be  divided  Equally  between  them. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  Daughter  Margarott  Young, 
als.  Nixon  and  to  my  Grand  Sonne  Thomas  Young,  her  Eldest  Sonne, 
the  Sume  of  one  hundred  pounds  to  be  Equally  divided  between  them. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  Dear  Wife  Mary  Nixon  the  Sume 
of  fifty  pounds  Sterl.  together  with  the  bedd,  bedding,  and  furniture 
in  her'  own  Roome,  as  also  her  Travelling  Chaire  and  Chare  Mare  and 
the  Tackle  to  the  said  Chaire  belonging,  as  also  all  her  own  goods  she 
was  possest  of  at  the  time  of  our  marriage. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  wife's  daughter  Miss  Mary 
Borrogh  the  Sume  of  five  pounds  Sterl. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  eldest  daughter  fErances  Enery 


and  unto  my  Grand  Daughter  Jane  Hassard  the  Sume  of  Tenn  pounds 
Sterl.  to  be  divided  Equally  between  them. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  daughter  in  law  Mary  Anne 
Nixon  the  Sume  of  five  pounds  sterl. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  imto  any  child  or  children  that  I  shall  or 
may  have  by  my  said  Wife  Mary  or  that  she  may  be  Enceint  of  att  the 
time  of  ray  Decease  the  Sume  of  two  hundred  pounds  Sterl.,  and  on 
failure  of  such  issue,  then  my  Will  is  that  the  Said  Sume  of  two  hundred 
pounds  so  bequeathed  shall  goe  and  be  divided  share  and  share  alike 
between  my  three  sonns  the  Said  Adam  George  and  Andrew  Nixons. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  said  Sonne  George  Nixon  my 
house  Clock  w^*^  all  the  Utensills  thereunto  belonging. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  D""  brother  James  Nixon  the 
Sume  of  Tenn  pounds  sterl. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  said  Eldest  Sonne  Adam  the 
profitt  and  benefitt  of  my  lease  in  the  Lands  of  Kingstown  M^hich  I  hold 
from  William  Balfour,  Esq'^®  as  also  my  Large  Tankard,  Spoons  and 
all  the  household  plate  I  shall  be  possessed  of  at  the  time  of  my  Decease 
together  with  my  Silver  Watch. 

Item  I  leave  and  bequeath  unto  my  Said  Wife  Mary,  and  unto 
my  daughter  Margarott  Young,  all  the  rest  and  residue  of  my  household 
goods  and  furniture  not  herein  before  disposed  of,  bedds,  bedding, 
pewter,  brass,  iron  potts,  Chairs  Tables,  Glasses,  Chests  Linnen  of 
what  kind  soever,  the  said  Goods  to  be  Equally  divided  between  ray 
said  Wife,  and  my  said  daughter  Margarott  Young. 

Item  My  Will  is  and  I  order  and  direct  that  all  my  Catt.,  Goods  and 
Chattels  of  what  kind  soever  without  doores  (and  not  before  disposed 
of)  shall  be  sold  by  Pubick  Cant,  and  the  Sume  or  Sumes  of  money 
arising  by  the  Sale  of  the  said  Goods  and  Chattels  shall  be  Equally 
divided  amongst  my  said  Three  Sonnes  Adam  George  and  Andrew 

And  I  do  hereby  constitute  my  said  Sonns  Adam  Nixon,  George 
Nixon,  and  my  said  brother  James  Nixon  Exc^^  of  this  my  last  Will 
and  Testam*  and  I  doe  likewise  by  these  presents  nominate  my  said 
Sonn  Adam  Nixon  my  Residuary  Legatee,  in  this  Witness  thereof  I 
have  hereunto  sett  my  hand  and  Scale  this  Sixth  dav  of  September 

Signed  Sealed  and  published 
in  the  presence  of  us  whose 
names  are  hereunder  subscribed  Thos.  Nixon 

Will.  Leslie  {Seal.) 

And'\  Johnston 

Ger^.  Irwin 
9th  June,  1739.      This  Day  the  Rev*  Mr.  Adam  Nixon  one  of    the 
Executors  of  the  within  Will  named  makes  Oath  as  to  the  due  perfection 
of  the  within  Will  as  to  the  due  Execution  of  the  Same  (saving  as  Right 
to  the  Other  Executors)  before  me 

J  a  :  Hastings,  Sur  : 



WILL  of  JAMES  NIXON,  Dublin,  1752. 
(Brother  of  Thomas,  see  above). 

In  the  Name  of  God,  Amen,  I,  James  Nixon,  of  the  City  of  Dublin, 
Gent,  being  at  present  infirm  of  Body  but  of  sound  disposing  Mind  and 
Memory  (Thanks  be  to  Almighty  God)  do  make  this  my  last  Will  and 
Testament.  First  of  all,  I  recoiumend  my  Soul  to  ^Umighty  God, 
hoping  through  the  Merits  of  my  Saviour  Jesus  Christ  to  receive  free 
Remission  of  all  my  Sins.  I  Leave  and  Bequeath  unto  my  late  Brother 
John  Nixon's  Three  Daughters,  to  wit  Isabella,  Jane,  and  Ann,  the 
sum  of  Fifteen  pounds  sterling,  to  be  equally  divided  amongst  them. 
I  Leave  and  Bequeath  unto  William  Nixon,  my  nephew,  of  Mulladuff 
in  the  County  of  Fermanagh  Gent,  the  sum  of  Fifteen  pounds  sterling. 
I  Leave  and  Bequeath  unto  my  nephew  the  Reverend  Eccles  Nixon, 
Clerk,  my  late  brother  Adam  Nixon's  eldest  son,  the  sum  of  Ten  pounds 
sterling.  I  Leave  and  Bequeath  unto  my  late  Brother  Thomas  Nixon's 
two  sons,  to  wit  Mr.  George  Nixon,  and  the  Reverend  Mr.  Andrew 
Nixon,  the  sum  of  Five  pounds  sterling  to  each  of  them.  I  Leave  and 
Bequeath  unto  my  said  Brother  Thomas  his  Daughter  Mrs.  Margaret 
Young  the  sum  of  Five  pounds  sterling.  I  leave  and  Bequeath  unto 
my  late  Sister  Ann  Higginbotham's  three  sons,  to  wit,  George,  Thomas, 
and  Andrew  Higginbothams,  the  sum  of  Five  pounds  sterling  to  each 
and  every  of  them.  I  Leave  and  Bequeath  unto  my  late  sister  Ann 
Higginbotham's  two  Daughters,  to  wit,  Margaret  Moore  and  Ann 
Seaman  the  Sum  of  Five  pounds  to  each  of  them.  I  Leave  and  Bequeath 
unto  my  late  sister  Margaret  Carr's  Children,  or  so  many  of  them  as 
shall  be  ahve  at  the  time  of  my  Decease  the  sum  of  Five  Pounds  sterling 
to  each  and  every  of  them.  I  Leave  and  Bequeath  unto  my  friend  John 
Watson  thirty  shillings  to  buy  a  Morning  Ring.  And  as  to  all  the 
Rest,  Residue,  and  Remainder  of  my  Goods  and  Chattels,  I  Leave 
and  Bequeath  the  same  unto  my  Nephew,  the  Reverend  Adam  Nixon, 
of  Clontibrett  in  the  County  of  Fermanagh  *  Clerk,  he  paying  all  my 
just  Debts,  and  the  Legacies  above  mentioned,  and  I  do  by  these 
presents  Nominate  and  Appoint  him  the  said  Adam  Nixon  my  sole 
Executor  and  Residuary  Legatee  of  this  my  Last  Will  and  Testament. 
In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  put  my  Hand  and  Seal  this  Twenty 
First  Day  of  April  one  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  Fifty-two. 
Signed,      sealed,      and      published 

by  the  Testator  in  the  presence  of  Ja.  Nixon. 

Us  and  each  of  Us.  {Seal.) 

Thos.  Loney 

John  Watson. 

There  is  no  date  of  proof,  but  James  Nixon  d.  27  April,  1752. 

*  Sic.  really  Co.  Monaghan. 



Prerogative  WILL  of  the  REV.  ADAM  NIXON,  1767. 
(eldest  Son  of    Thomas  Nixon,  see  Appendix  I.,  and  p.  66). 

In  the  Name  of  God,  Amen,  I  Adam  Nixon,  Vicar  of  Clontubrett, 
in  the  Coy  of  Monaghan  do  make  this  my  last  Will  and  Testament 
hereby  revoking  all  former  Wills  by  me  made  and  first  I  commit  my 
soul  to  God  and  my  desire  is  that  my  Body  be  bury'd  in  the  most 
private  and  decent  manner  at  the  Expense  of  my  Executor  hereinafter 
mentioned,  and  as  to  such  Worldly  Estate  with  which  it  has  pleased 
God  to  bless  me  I  give,  devise,  and  bequeath  the  same  in  manner 
following  Subject  nevertheless  to  the  payment  of  all  such  Debts  as  I 
shall  owe  at  the  time  of  my  death  and  to  such  Pecuniary  Legacys  as  I 
shall  hereby  devise  and  bequeath,  that  is  to  say  I  give  and  bequeath 
to  my  dearly  beloved  Brother  Andrew  Nixon  of  Belturbet  in  the 
County  of  Cavan  and  his  Family  the  sum  of  three  thousand  pounds  to 
be  disposed  of  Among  them  as  shall  seem  convenient  and  agreeable  to 
him  which  sum  is  to  be  paid  him  by  my  Executor  hereinafter  mentioned 
out  of  my  real  and  Personal  Estate  as  I  shall  be  seized  of  or  Intitled 
unto  at  the  time  of  my  death  he  paying  or  allowing  my  Executor 
out  of  said  Legacy  what  sum  or  sums  I  became  security  for  him 
to  several  Persons  at  his  instance  and  request  and  for  which  sums  he 
gave  me  particular  Indemnity  and  which  sums  amount  to  one  thousand 
four  hundred  pounds  besides  the  interest  due  thereon  and  also  I  leave 
and  bequeath  him  what  Plate  I  dye  possessed  of.  my  Gold  Watch  and 
what  Books  of  Divinity  he  choses  of  mine.  I  leave  and  bequeath 
to  my  Nephew  Alexander  Nixon  of  Mullimesker  in  the  county  of 
Fermanagh  Esquire  all  my  real  and  Personal  Estate  I  dye  possessed 
oft"  and  not  hereby  otherwise  disposed  of  to  wit  the  lands  of  Drumbelin 
and  Agharusky  with  their  subdenomi nations  in  the  Parish  of  Clones, 
the  lands  of  Ringvilly,  Killroot,  Agharusky  more  and  Agharuskybegg, 
Lisnashelledy  my  Moiety  of  it,  my  Interest  in  the  fourth  part  of  Manor 
Highgate  which  I  purchased  from  the  Rev<i  Mr.  Frederick  Usher  and 
his  wife  Mrs.  Martha  Usher,  all  in  the  parish  of  Drumully  also  the  lands 
of  Killmore,  Bunnaheskew  and  Derryhallahan  in  the  parish  of 
Aghalurcher  as  I  best  recollect  and  near  Lough  Earn  and  all  in  the 
County  of  Fermanagh.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  brother  George 
Nixon's  Widow  ten  pounds,  and  to  her  three  Daughters,  to  wit,  Mrs. 
Barton,  Mrs.  Higginbotham,  and  Mrs.  Hazard  ten  pounds  each,  to  my 
niece  Jane  Hazard  of  Gardenhill  ten  pounds,  to  Mrs.  Ann  Nesbitt  my 
Niece  of  Lismore  ten  pounds,  to  my  Nephews  Thomas  and  Richard 
Young  ten  pounds  each,  to  my  niece  Herkness  ten  pounds,  to  my 
Cozen  William  Nixon  of  Mullaghduff  two  hundred  pounds  after  he  pays 
ray  Exors  the  sum  he  owes  me  which  I  cant  at  present  possitively 
say  how  much  it  amounts  to.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  Redmond  Kane, 
Attorney,  ten  pounds,  to  Mrs.  Margaret  Beatty,  Wife  of  Mr.  James 
Beatty  of  Clones,  five  pounds,  to  Mr.  James  Swanzy  of  Avelreagh 
five  pounds,  to  my  Niece  Ann  Swanzy  and  her  Husband  Henry  Swanzj 


one  hundred  pounds  between  them.  I  leave  and  bequeath  my  Books 
Except  such  books  as  my  Brother  Andrew  shall  Chuse  to  my  Executor 
and  my  Household  furniture  to  my  sd.  Brother  and  my  Executor  to 
be  divided  between  them.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  the  Poor  House- 
keepers of  the  Parish  of  Clontubret,  what  sum  or  sums  of  money  ariseth 
and  is  due  me  for  my  Improvements  made  on  the  Glebe  of  Clontubret 
as  Certified  by  the  late  Bishop  of  Clogher  which  sum  is  to  be  paid  by 
my  successor  into  the  Hands  of  Edward  Lucas  Esquire  of  Castleshane, 
Alexander  M'Gomery  of  Bessmoimt,  Esquire  and  Mr.  James  Swanzy 
of  Avelreagh  to  be  distributed  by  them  at  Such  time  and  times  and  in 
such  manner  as  shall  seem  to  them  or  the  survivor  of  them  most 
Convenient  and  I  vest  a  power  in  them  to  lend  out  the  said  sum  if.  they 
think  proper,  and  to  distribute  the  interest  yearly  every  Easter  Monday 
to  such  Poor  Housekeepers  in  said  Parish  as  they  shall  think  fit  and  I 
give  them  and  each  of  them  a  power  to  nominate  a  Person  to  act  in 
their  stead  after  their  or  any  of  their  deaths  in  order  to  fulfil  this  my 
bequest,  and  I  nominate  and  appoint  Alexander  Nixon  of  Mullymesker 
sole  Executor  and  Residuary  Legatee  of  this  my  last  Will  and  Testament. 
In  Witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  and  seal,  and  publish 
this  my  last  Will  and  Testament  in  the  presence  of  etc.  dated  this  19"^ 
day  of  February,  1767. 

Adam  Nixon 

Witnesses  : — 

Alexander  Montgomery  of  Bessmount,  Esquire 

Charles  Evatt  of  Mt.  Louise,  Esquire 

Stephen  M'Puke,  servant. 

Alexander  Montgomery. 
I  Adam  Nixon,  Vicar  of  Clontibrett  in  the  County  of  Monaghan,  Clk., 
do  hereby  by  this  Codicill  to  a  Will  by  me  already  made  deposited  in 
the  Hand  of  Alex^  Montgomery  of  Bessmont,  Esq""  order  and  bequeath 
an  additional  sum  of  ten  pounds  as  a  legacy  to  my  relations  Nephews 
and  Nieces  mentioned  in  said  Will,  to  wit  ten  pounds  more  to  each  of 
them.  I  also  hereby  leave  and  bequeath  to  my  brother  Andrew  Nixon 
an  additional  Legacy  of  five  hundred  pounds  Sterling,  and  I  make  it 
my  request  that  my  said  Brother  Andrew  will  aid  and  assist  my  nephew 
Alexander  Nixon  of  Mullimesker,  Esquire,  to  discharge  the  trust  I  have 
repared  in  him  with  respect  to  my  Will.  Dated  this  29th  day  of  May, 

Adam  Nixon. 

Proved  in  the  prerogative  Court  by  Alexander  Nixon,  4th  Dec,  1767- 



Abstract  of  Prerogative  WILL  of  the  REV.  ANDREW  NIXON,  1773. 
Brother  of  lavSt  named  Rev.  Adam  Nixon,  see  p.  83. 

In  the  name  of  God  Amen  I  Andrew  Nixon,  of  Belturbet  and  County 
of  Cavan^  Clk.  do  make  this  my  last  Will  and  Testament,  :  I  give  and 
becjueath  to  my  Dearly  beloved  Wife  Mary  Ann  Nixon  twenty  pounds 
to  be  paid  to  her  at  the  time  of  my  Death  and  the  sum  of  one  hundred 
pounds  a  year  to  be  afterwards  paid  in  Quarterly  payments  during  her 
Natural  Life  out  of  the  Lands  of  Ardens  and  Garbraton  Drumaraght 
and  Tunniville  Gartaquills  and  Redhill  or  any  of  them.  I  bequeath 
to  my  said  wife  my  two  Gold  Watches  and  such  of  household  furniture 
she  chuses,  and  the  use  of  such  of  my  Plate  as  she  shall  chuse  during 

her  life to  my  said  wife  thirty  pounds  a  year  out  of  said  lands 

in  trust  for  my  Daughter  Frances  Nixon  to  be  laid  out  for  her  use  by 
her  Mother  or  her  Mother's  Executors  provided  the  said  Frances 
lives  in  the  place  and  manner  .  .  appointed  by  her  Mother  etc.,  and 
does  not  marry  without  the  consent  of  her  Mother  or  her  Mother's 
Executors,  if  she  refuses  to  so  live  or  marries  without  consent  said 
annuity  to  go  to  my  son  Humphrey.  I  give  to  my  Wife  sixty  pounds 
a  year  out  of  the  said  lands  in  trust  for  my  Daughter  Barbara  Nixon 
till  she  marries  with  consent,  when  annuity  shall  cease  she  shall  be  paid 
one  thousand  pounds  by  my  son  Humphrey  ;  if  she  marry  without 
consent  of  her  Mother  or  her  Mother's  Executors,  eight  hundred  pounds 
of  that  sum  I  bequeath  in  equal  portions  to  my  four  sons,  Humphrey, 
Mathew,  Adam,  and  George  ...  I  give  and  bequeath  to  said 
Humphrey  my  Estate  of  Drummaraght  &  Tunivilly,  in  the  County  of 
Fermanagh,  my  lease  of  Ardens  and  Gartbratan,  my  Lease  of  Gartaquills 
my  Lease  of  Drembarlems  with  all  my  Leases  in  and  about  Redhills 
which  I  hold  from  the  family  of  Whites,  .  .  .  also  all  debts  due  to 
me  by  Bonds,  notes  or  otherwise,  except  the  bond  of  one  hundred 
pounds  due  to  rae  by  Jno.  Enery,  Esqr.  .  .  .  also  all  the  money  that 
shall  arise  from  the  sale  of  my  stock  of  every  kind,  except  that  which 
may  be  upon  the  Lands  which  I  leave  to  my  son  George,  also  my 
household  furniture,  Postchaise  and  all  other  Effects  of  mine,  except 
what  are  herein  Otherwise  bequeathed.  I  leave  to  my  said  Wife  three 
hundred  pounds  in  trust  for  my  Daughter  Ann  Nixon,  otherwise 
Swanzy,  for  her  sole  use  ...  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  son  Mathew 
my  Lease  of  Nane  Island,  my  Lease  of  Bogesky,  my  Lease  of  Drena, 
my  Lease  of  Killyclohan,  and  the  sum  he  was  to  pay  on  getting 
possession  of  the  above  I  give  up  and  forgive,  I  also  leave  the  hundred 
pounds  due  to  me  by  Bond  by  John  Enery,  of  Bawnboy  Esq'",  to  said 
Mathew.  I  bequeath  to  my  son  Adam  my  Lease  of  Killmore  .  .  .  my 
Lease  of  the  fields  behind  the  Church  of  Belturbet  called  the  Church 
Park,  and  four  hundred  pounds  to  be  paid  him  by  my  son  Humphrey. 
I  bequeath  to  my  son  George  my  Lease  of  Lurgan,  Carraghkiel,  Currah- 
more  and  Drung,  and  my  Lease  in  Strahegland  and  Kilcimny  with  all 
Stock  that  may  be  in  any  of  said  Lands,  and  all  rent  due  thereon, 
subject  nevertheless  to  two  hundred  pounds  to  be  paid  to  his  Mother 
for  the  use  of  Mrs.  Swanzy,  the  other  hundred  pounds  left  to  said  Mrs. 


Swani;}'  is  to  be  paid  by  iny  son  Humphie)'.  In  consideration  of  the 
care  Henry  Swanzy  has  taken  of  my  Weak  Daughter  Frances  I  leave 
him  one  hundred  pounds  to  be  paid  by  son  Humphrey.  I  leave  to  my 
son  Humphrey  the  Lease  of  the  concerns  in  Jervis  Street  which  I  hold 
from  Mr.  Uarley,  and  also  my  Lease  of  Bow  Bridge,  I  leave  my  books 
to  be  divided  equally  between  iny  sons  Humphrey  and  George.  And 
Whereas  my  Brother  Adam  Nixon,  Clerk  deceased  left  to  me  and  mv 
family  by  Will  three  thousand  pounds  to  be  disposed  of  among  them 
as  shall  seem  convenient  and  agreeable  to  me,  And  Whereas  said  three 
thousand  pounds  was  laid  out  by  me  with  other  Money  of  my  own 
for  the  Leasehold  Interests  herein  bequeathed  my  Will  is  that  the 
distribution  of  my  Estates  real  and  personal  in  the  respective  moieties 
thereof  as  disposed  herein  shall  bo  in  full  of  said  three  thousand  pounds 
to  all  and  each  of  ray  family.  I  appoint  my  dearly  beloved  wife  and  mv 
son  Humphrey  Exrs.,  and  my  said  son  residuary  legatee.  In  Witness 
whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  seal  .  .  this  18*''  Day  of 
December,  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and  seventy  three,  1773. 

And"^.  Nixon. 

Witnesses  : 

Toby  Murphy,  Thos.  Babington,  Nich^  Brady. 

Whereas  since  the  perfection  of  the  above  Will  Mr.  Nixon  thinks 
it  necessary  to  make  some  Alteration  by  the  following  Codicill,  first, 
the  two  hundred  pounds  that  he  directed  George  to  pay  the  Swanzies 
is  to  be  paid  by  Humphrey,  secondly  the  two  hundred  and  fifty  pounds 
bond  which  Mathew  was  to  pay  upon  my  decease  shall  be  paid  by 

Andrew  Nixon. 

Witnesses  : 

John  Dougherty,  Thomas  Babington,  Toby  Murphy. 

Signed  and  sealed  this  3rd  day  of  January,  1774. 

Proved  by  Humphrey  Nixon,  22  Jan.,  1774. 


Commission  of  Henry  Swanzy  (see  note,   p.  99),   as  Ensign  in 
Colonel  Arthur  Upton's  Eegt.,  1688-9. 

WILLIAM  HENRY  by  the  Grace  of  God  Prince  of  Orange  &c.  To 
Henery  Swanzy,  Gent.  Greeting.  Wee  do  by  these  p^'sents  constitute  and 
appoint  yo"  to  be  Ensigne  of  that  Company  whereof  James  M'Cormic 
is  Captain  in  the  Regim.ent  of  Foot  Commanded  by  Colonell  Arthur 
Upton.  You  are  [illegible]  and  diligently  to  discharge  the  duty  of 
Ensigne  by  exerciseing  and  well  Disaplineing  both  you^  Inferior 
Officers  and  Soldiers  of  that  Company  and  wee  hereby  command  them 
to  obey  yo"  as  their  Ensigne  and  yo"  to  observe  and  follow  such  orders 
and  Direcions  from  time  to  time  as  yo"  shall  receive  from  yo^  Colonell 
Captain  or  any  other  younr  Superio^  Officer  acording  to  the  Rules  and  Dis- 
epline  of  war  in  pursuance  of  the  Trust  [illegihle']  in  yo".  Given  at  St. 
James's  the  5th  day  of  February  1688. 

Signature  here  illegible,  ap-l  By  His  Highness's  Command, 

pears   in  a  very  old  copy  1 
as  "  William  Orange."     J  Will.  Jephson. 


The  Family  of  Mary  Meade.  Wife  of  Mathew  French,  jun. 

ROBERT  MEADE,*  of  St.  Thomas  Street,  Dublin,  Brewer,  made 

his  will  26  Aug.  1677.     It  was  proved  in  the  Prerogative  Court  11  Sept. 

1677.      He  mentioned  his  brother  Gabriel  Meade,  and  Gabriel's  wife, 

and  his  uncle  William  Meade.      He  and  his  descendants  were  much 

connected  M'ith  the  King's  Hospital,  Dublin,  and  he  subscribed  £10  to  the 

building  fund.f    He  remembered  it  in  his  will,  "  Item,  I  do  Limitt  and 

appoint  that  my  executors  hereafter  named  do  pave  or  flagg  with  flagg 

stones  a  walke  in  ye  new  Hospitall  of  King  Charles  ye  Second,  on  Ox- 

raantowne  greene,  which  said  walke  fEronts  ye  greate  Gate  of  ye  said 

Hospitall,  and  is  next  ye  greate  Hall  of  ye  said  Hospitall."     This  Avas 

the  original    Hospital  which  was    situated    in    Queen  St.,  and  was 

completed  in  1675.     He  d.  7  Sept.,  1677, J  having  had  five  children  : — 

I.  Robert  Meade,  of  Phibblestown,  Co.  Dublin,  (lease  dated  22  Feb. 

1683)  m.,  marr.  lie.  bond  1673,  Elizabeth  De  Vassall,  and  d.s.f. 

July,  1692.  §    His  widow  m.  2nd  before  9  Dec.  1704,  John 


I.  Elizabeth  Meade,  m..  Christopher  Horncastle,  of  Dublin,  Lawyer, 

who  was  appointed  by  King  James  a  Commissioner  to  raise 

£6,000  in  Dublin,  but  refused  to  act.||      Dean  Swift,  in    a 

humorous  production  entitled  "  A  Tripos  or  Speech,  delivered 

at  a  Commencement  in  the  University  of  Dublin,  11  July, 

1688,"  has  the  following,  in  a  fictitious  will  of  Mrs.  Mary 

Henderson  : — "  Her  tongue,  (which  even  after  death  is  the 

cause  of  controversy)  some  affirm  she  left  to  Mrs.  Horncastle, 

.  .  .  Her  teeth  she  left  to  Mrs.  Horncastle,  who  has  such  an 

unruly  member  of  her  own,  that  it  needs  at  least  a  double 

guard."     Christopher  Horncastle's  will,  dated  18  Oct.,  1711, 

proved  (prerog.  court)  20  Dec,  1711.     They  had  issue  : — 

1.  John  Horncastle,  his  father's  sole  executor. 

1.  EUzabeth  Horncastle,  left  £200  by  her  grandfather,  Robert 


II.  Mary  Meade,  m.  licence  dated  19  Aug.,  1673,  Mathew  French,^ 

of  Dublin,  second  son  of  Mathew  French  of   Belturbet,   High 

SherifE  Co.  Cavan  1677.     For  her  descendants,  in  the  families 

of  French,  Nixon,  Swanzy,  etc.,  see  pp.  17-25  and  99-127. 

*  Dublin  marr.  licence,  1647,  Robert  Meade  and  Elizabeth  Goodaker. 

■j-  Calendar  of  Ancient  Records  of  the  City  of  Diihlin,  Vol.  IV.,  p.  493. 

J  Chancery  Bill,  3  Nov.,  1681.  Mathew  French  and  Mary,  his  wife  r. 
Christopher  Horncastle  and  Bartholomew  Wybrants. 

§  Chancery  Bill,  9  Dec.  1704,  Chris.  Horiicastle.  Eliz.  his  wife,  Mary  French, 
B.  Wybrants,  and  Jane  his  wife,  and  Mary  and  Elinor  Howard,  v.  John  Berry 
and  Elizabeth  his  wife. 

il  Archbishop  King's  State  of  the  Protestants  in  Ireland,  Dublin,  1730,  Appendix, 
p.  124. 

^  "  Mr.  Mathew  French.  Mr.  Bartholomew  Wybrant  &  Mr.  Thomas  Howard, 
all  sat  in  the  same  pew  in  St.  Michan's  in  1686.     {The  Registers   of  St.    Mirhans, 
Dublin,  1636-83.  ed.  by  H.  F.   Berrv,  I.S.O.,  Parish  Register  Society  of    Dublin, 
Vol.  HI.,  1907,  Preface,  p.  x.). 


III.  Eliuor  Meade,  m,  at  St.  Michau's,  Dublin,  23  April,  1681,  Thomas 

Howard,  of  Dublin,  Agent  to  the  King's  Hospital,  Dublin.  1()74- 
94,*  who  fled  from  Ireland  with  Mathew  French,  and  his  wife 
during  the  Revolution,  (see  p.  17)  ;  he  never  recovered  the 
stress  of  that  time,  and  was  buried  at  St.  Michan's  in  Aug., 
1094.  He  was  survived  by  but  two  of  his  many  children,  Alfred 
and  Mary.t  Their  place  in  order  of  age  in  the  following  list  is 
uncertain.     Thomas  and  Elinor  Howard  had  issue  : — 

1.  Thomas  Howard,  bapt.  at  St.  Michan's,  8  July,  1683,  buried 
there  7  Aug.,  1683,  "  neer  Mr.  Standish  tomb,  close  by  & 
on  the  North  side  of  Mr.  French  his  child,  who  was  buried 
ye  16th  of  January,  1680,"  (see  p.  18). 

2.  WiUiam  Howard,  bapt.  at  same  9  Nov.,  1692,  buried  14 

March  following. 

3.  Alfred  Howard,  (probably  the  unnamed  son  of  T.  Howard, 

bapt.  at  same  14  July,  1694)  appointed  Agent  to  the 
King's  Hospital,  Dublin,  1730,  in  succession  to  his  uncle 
Bartholomew  Wybrants,J  m.,  He.  1732,  Rebecca  Goddard. 

1.  Elizabeth  Howard,  buried  at  St.  Michan's  11  Sept.,  1684. 

2.  Elinor  Howard,  bapt.  at  St.  Michan's  4  Mav,  1687,  buried 

there  28  Dec,  1687. 

3.  Ehnor  Howard,  buried  at  St.  Michan's,  23  July,  1688. 

4.  Mary  Howard,  wi.  Richard  Roche,  of  Dublin,  whose  will, 

dated  7  April,  1728,  was  proved  in  the  prerog.  court,  4 
Sept.,  1730.  and  had  two  sons 
(1.)  John  Roche, 
(2.)  Thomas  Roche, 


The  youngest  dau.  of  Robert  Meade  : — 

JANE  MEADE,  m.  at  St.  Michan's,  DubUn,  25  March,  1680,  Bar- 
tholomew Wybrants,  of  Dublin,  son  of  Peter  Wybrants,  Mayor  of 
Dublin,  1658  (by  Sarah,  dau.  of  Bartholomew  Drope,§  of  London)  son 
of  Peter  Wybrants,  of  a  Dutch  family. ||  Bartholomew  Wybrants  was 
store-keeper  in  the  Revenue  Department  in  Ireland,  24  June,  1690,11 
and  in  1694  was  appointed  steward  and  agent  to  the  King's  Hospital. 
Sir  Frederick  Falkiner,  in  his  history  of  that  institution,  pp.  116-174, 
states  that  he  was  "  one  of  the  best  officers  the  Hospital  has  ever 
enioyed."  "  In  January,  1730,  our  Secretary,  Bartholomew  Wybrants, 
resigned  after  a  faithful  service  of  thirty-six  years.  He  was  one  of  those 
clerks  whose  clerkly  talent  rises  almost  to  genius,  and  by  whom  a  vast 
part  of  the  world's  work  is  done,  though  they  be  unknown  to  the  world. 
Every  line  of  our  first  Minute  Book,  from  our  beginning  in  1675  to  1731. 
is  under  his  hand  ;  for,  though  only  appointed  in  1694,  he  transcribed 
all  the  previous  entries  into  the  books,  and  after  his  resignation  con- 
tinued the  entries  for  a  twelvemonth.    During  his  tenure  with  us  he  also 

*  The  Foundation  of  the  Hospital  and  Free  School  of  Charles  II.,  by  the  Right 
Hon.  Sir  F.  Falkiner,  Dublin.  1906,  pp.  69  and  116. 

t  Chancery  Bill,  2  Nov.,  1715.  the  Rev.  Mathew  French  v.  Richard  Roach. 
Mary,  his  wife,  and  Elizabeth  Wybrants. 

i  Falkiners  King's  Hospital,  as  above,  p.  175. 

§  A  family  of  this  name  settled  in  Co.  Cavan,  where  Bartholomew  Drope,  of 
Carrowraskey,  Co.  Cavan,  G^ent.,  was  attainted  by  James  II.  in  1689.  and  Elizabeth 
Drope  m.  1790.  Andrew  Swanzy,  J.P.,  grandson  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  by 
Marianne,  grand-daughter  of  Mary  Meade,  who  m.  Mathew  French,  see  above. 

"  Brady's  Parochial  Becords  of  Cork.  Cloyne  and  Ross.  Vol.  IJ.,  p.  97. 

•f  King's  State  of  the  Protestants  in  Ireland,  Dublin,  1730,  p.  61. 

^  jboth  hving  1728. 


acted  as  Clerk  to  the  Commons  in  the  Town  Council.  He  merits  a  kind 
memory  for  his  own  sake,  but  a  romantic  domestic  tragedy  has  con- 
nected him  with  the  literature  of  Queen  Anne's  time,  for  the  story  is 
told  by  Sir  Richard  Steele  in  No.  172  of  the  Tatler,  May,  1710."*  He  d. 
28  Feb.,  1738-9,  Pue's  Occurrences  for  3  March  announcing  "  On 
Wednesday  last  died  in  the  County  of  Tipperary,  Mr.  Bartholomew 
Wybrants  formerly  Clerk  of  the  Guild  of  Merchants  in  this  City,  and 
Agent  of  the  Blue  Coat  Hospital."  By  Jane  Meade,  his  wife,  he  had 
issue  : — 

I.  PETER,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Robert  Wybrants,  bapt.  at  St.  Michan's,  10  July,  1684. 
Til.  Bartholomew  Wybrants,  bapt.  there  7  Aug.,  1687. 
IV.  Edward  Wybrants,  bapt.  22  Sept.,  1692. 

-V  one  of  whom  m.  Francis 
I.  Sarah  Wybrants,  bapt.  30  Aug.,  168o  |  Eustace   and    was  raur- 
II.  Elinor  Wybrants,  bapt.  2  Sept.,  1688  j  ^ered    by    him   in    the 
III.  Mary  Wybrants,  bapt.  31  May,  1690    J  spring  of  1710. 
The  eldest  son  : — 

THE  REV.  PETER  WYBRANTS,  Rector  of  Ballymachy,  Co. 
Tipperary,  formerly  Vicar  of  Kilshallaghan,  Co.  DubUn,  9  May,  1715 
{Liber  Munerum)  entered  T.C.D.  5  Oct.,  1698,  aged  15,  B.A.  1703,  m. 
Margaret,  dau.  of  the  Very  Rev.  Stephen  Handcock,  Dean  of  Kilmac- 
duagh,  brother  of  William  Handcock,  M.P.  for  Athlone,  1703-15  and 
Co.  Westmeath  1721-33,  grandfather  of  William,  1st  liOrd  Castlemaine. 
The  Rev.  Peter  Wybrants  made  his  will  11  Dec,  1752,  and  desired  to 
be  buried  in  Ballymachy  Church.  The  will  was  proved  3  Feb.,  1755. 
By  his  wife,  who  d.  at  Clontarf,  Nov.,  1778,  (Freeman's  Journal),  he  had 
issue  : — 

I.  Stephen  Wybrants,  of  Granby  Row,  Dublin,  Army  Agent, 
Attorney-at-law,  Commissary  and  Deputy  Cursitor  of  the 
Court  of  Chancery,  m.  13  May,  1752,  Alicia,  dau.  of  William 
Cane,  of  Dowdstown,  near  Maynooth,  and  d.,  will  dated  4 
Sept.,  1802,  proved  4  Sept.,  1810,  leaving  issue.  From  him 
descended  the  families  of  Wybrants  of  Dublin,  Herbert  of 
Kilpeacon,  Maunsell  of  Finneterstown,  Middleton- Wybrants, 
I.  Hannah  Wybrants,  m.  prerog.  marr.  lie.  18  July,  1757,  the  Rev. 

Daniel  Mathews,  M.A.,  T.C.D. 
11.  Anne  Wybrants. 
III.  Elizabeth  Wybrants. 

*  This  refers  to  the  murder  of  one  of  Wybrants'  daughters  by  her  husband, 
Francis  Eustace,  a  "  gentleman  of  a  good  estate  near  Dublin."  Steele  tells  the 
story  in  the  Tatler,  and  in  Jones'  British  Cla-'^sics,  1823,  there  is  an  cn!j;raving  by 
Corbould  of  tho  murder,  fifec  also  Sir  John  Gilbert's  Preface  to  the  Seventh  Vol. 
of  The  Gahndnr  of  the  City  of  Dublin  Records,  p.  ix. 



Nixon  of  Cranleybeg,  Co.  Longford. 

The  exact  connection  of  this  family  with  the  Nixons  of  Nixon  Hall, 
is  not  known,  but  a  tradition  exists  that  they  were  of  the  same  stock.* 
ROBERT  NIXON,  of  Dublin,  gentleman,  sold  certain  lands  in  Co. 
Leitrim  to  Sir  John  Edgeworth,  Knt.,  of  Edgeworthstown,  Co.  Longford, 
for  £250,  and  in  return  leased  from  Sir  John  "  the  lands  of  Gooteray, 
otherwise  Goorsay,  and  Kilcoursey,  with  the  lands  of  Cranalaghbeg," 
all  in  Co.  Longford,  by  deed  dated  8  Dec,  1674.f  After  Robert  Nixon's 
death,  his  widow  Mary  (who  had  had  two  sons  John  and  Robert)  m. 
2nd,  Kilmore  and  Ardagh  licence  bond,  dated  4  March,  1697,  Adam 
Nixon,  of  Lislusk,  Co.  Longford  J,  henceforth,  jure  uxoris,  of  Cranley- 
beg, by  whom  she  had  a  dau.,  Ehzabeth  Nixon.  Adam  Nixon's  will, 
dated  20  July,  1720,  was  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Ardagh,  24  Aug., 
1721.  He  was  survived  by  his  wife  Mary,  his  dau.  Elizabeth,  and  his 
two  stepsons  (sons  of  the  above  Robert  and  Mary)  viz.  : — 
I.  JOHN,  of  whom  presently. 

II.  Robert  Nixon,  of  Cranleybeg  (tenant  to  his  brother  John), 
d.,  will  dated  27  Feb.,  1753,  proved  in  diocese  of  Ardagh 
23  Jan.,  1754,  left  directions  that  he  should  be  buried  in  tlie 
family  burying-place  at  Edgeworthstown.  By  Mary,  his 
wife,  he  had  issue  : — 

1.  John  Nixon,  of  Cranleybeg,  tenant  to  his  uncle,  6.  after 
1732,  under  age  in  1753,  living  1776.§ 

1.  Catherine  Nixon,  w.  1746,  John  Hands. 

2.  Mary  Nixon,  yn.  1753,  George  Moxham.  || 

3.  Jane  Nixon. 

4.  Anne  Nixon,  m. Purdon. 

The  elder  son  : — 

JOHN  NIXON,  of  Redmills,  Chapehzod,  Co.  Dublin,  merchant, 
Capt.  5th  Co^  3rd.  Regt.  of  Foot  (Mihtia)  a  Dublin  Corps,  Jan.,  1760, 
{TJie  Puhlic  Gazetteer)^  m.,  settlements^  dated  11  Jan.,  1722-3,  Jane, 
dau.  of  George  James,  of  Dubhn,  clothier,  d.  (cod.  to  will  dated  12 
Nov.,  1772,  proved  10  May,  1773),  leaving  by  her,  who  d.  at  Red- 
mills,  Feb.,  1772,  aged  76,  two  sons  and  one  dau.,  viz.  : — 
I.  JOHN,  of  whom  presently. 

*  This  statement  was  made  in  1870  by  Mr.s.  Delhoste,  dau.  of  lieut.-Col.   John 

Lyons  Nixon,  to  Capt.  Alex.  Nixon  Montgomery  (p.  78).  She  gave  him  a  pedigree 
oi  her  family. 

t  Chancery  Bill,  20  May,  1776,  Richard  Lovell  Edgewcrth  v.  John  Nixon,  John 
Nixon,  and  George  Nixon. 

J  There  is  a  Kilmore  marriage  licence  between  William  Nixon,  of  Duigians,  Co. 
Longford,  and  Rebecca  McCawly,  of  the  parish  of  Abbeylara,  dated  4  June,  1705. 

§  Chancery  Bill,  1776,  Edgeworth  v.  Nixon.  In  The  Dublin  Gazette,  March  9-12, 
1776,  is  announced  the  marriage  of  ''  Mr.  Fitzgerald,  to  Miss  Nixon,  of  Cranleybeg, 
in  the  County  of  Longford." 

II  Sir  William  Betham's  Will  Pedigrees,  Ulster's  office. 

•||  Registry  of  Dee(Js,  Vol.  34,  p.  462,  No.  22372. 


II.  George  Nixon,  of  Redmills,  Chapelizod,  and  of  Queen's  Co., 
merchant,  m.  24  Dec,  1761,  Mary,  dau.  of  Capt.  Theophilus 
Desbrisay,  and  was  buried  at  Castleknock,  having  had  by 
her,  who  d.  at  Chapelizod,  Dec,  182G,  aged  88,  with  other 
issue  : —  * 

1.  Robert  Nixon,  (Rev.)  Deputy  Registrar  for  the  dioceses 

of  Killala  and  Achonry,  entered  T.C.D.  3  Nov.,  1788, 
aged  18,  B.A.,  1794,  m.  July,  1804,  Sarah,  eldest  dau.  of 
William  Fetherstonhaugh,  of  Carrick,  Co.  Westmeath, 
High  Sheriff  that  Co.,  1782,  by  Susanna,  dau.  of  Godfrey 
Wills,  of  Willsgrove,  Co.  Roscommon.  Mr.  Nixon  d. 
at  Killala,  May,  1812,  (will  proved  30  May,  1812)  and 
his  widow  d.  intestate,  admon.  granted  to  William 
Fetherstonhaugh,  11  Aug.,  1815. 

2.  George  Nixon,  of  Milford,  Queen's  Co.,  Major  Ceylon  Regt., 

d.  at  South  vale,  Chapelizod,  Co.  Dublin,  May,  1839. 

3.  Frederick  Nixon,  of  Southvale,  m.  1811,  Charlotte  Rencher, 

and  had  issue  : —  t 

(1).  Frederick  Nixon. 

(2).  John  Nixon. 

(3).  Walter  Nixon. 

(4).  Robert  Nixon. 

(5).  Thomas  Nixon. 

(1).  Dora   Charlotte   Nixon,    m.    June,    1843,    the   Rev. 

Adolphus  Theodore  Drought,   Rector  of  Aghancon, 

Roscrea,  who  d.  7  April,  1875. 

1.  Magdalene  Nixon,  m.,  settlements   19  Nov.,  1792,  George 

Cooke,  of  Aungier  Street,  Dublin,  solicitor,  and  had  three 
sons,  and  one  dau.  Helen. 

2.  Jane  Nixon,  of  Southvale,  d.  unm..,  will  proved    27  Aug., 

I.  Mary  Nixon,  m.  1st,  settlements  18  and  19  Dec,  1741, J  James 
Taylor,  Alderman  of  Dublin,  eldest  son  of  Thomas  Taylor, 
of  Dublin.  He  d.  March,  1762,  and  she  m.  2nd,  1773,  Hugh 
Nevin,  By  her  first  marriage  she  had  eleven  children,  Thomas 
d.  at  Fort  St.  George,  Coromandel,  India,  1769,§  Archibald, 
James,  George,  Robert,  Jane,  Elizabeth,  Frances,  Mary, 
Lucretia,  and  Anne,  h.  after  her  father's  death. 

The  eldest  son  of  John  Nixon,  of  Redmills  : — 

JOHN  NIXON,  of  Carrick,  Co.  Westmeath,  and  sometime  of 
Courtown,  Co.  Kildare,  Lieut.  5th  Co.,  3rd  Regt.  of  Foot,  (Militia) 
a  Dublin  Corps,  Jan.,  1760  {The  Public  Gazetteer),  m.  Anne  Susanna, 
dau.  of  Henry  Lyons,  of  River  Lyons,  King's  Co.,  M.P.  for  King's  Co.,11 

*  "Died  at  Colombo,  in  the  Island  of  Ceylon,  Lieut.  G.  Nixon,  late  of  liip 
Majesty's  19th  Regt.  of  Foot.  This  distinguished  yoimg  ofificer  was  the  eldest  son 
of  George  Nixon,  Esq.,  of  Red  Mills,  County  of  Dublin  :  his  death  is  a  serious  ex- 
aggeration of  the  grief  of  his  parents  by  the  recent  loss  of  another  promising  youth, 
his  brother,  an  officer  in  the  same  regiment,  on  his  return  with  a  detachment  to 
Ceylon  from  Seringapatam  to  join  his  regiment."  {Sawiders  News  Letter,  11  April, 

t  Betham's  Will  Pedigrees. 

j  Exchequer  Bill,  7  Nov.,  1770,  John  Nixon,  exr.  of  .Tas.  Taylor,  v.  Mary  Taylor 
and  others. 

§  Exchequer  Bill,  7  Nov.,  1770,  Nixon  v.  Taylor. 

IT  Chancery  Bill,  26  May,  1788,  Alex.  Lawe  v.  John  Nixon,  Anne  Susanna  Nixon. 
John  Lyons  Nixon,  etc. 


bv  Anne,  sister  of  Robert,  1st  Earl  of  Belvedere,  and  sixth  dau.  of  the 
Right  Hon.  George  Rochfort,  M.P.,  Chief  Chamberlain  of  the  Court  of 
Exchequer,*  by  Lad}'  Elizabeth  Moore,  dau.  of  Henry,  3rd  Earl  of 
Drogheda.     They  had  four  sons  and  four  daus,  : — 
I.  JOHN  LYONS,  of  whom  presently,  p.  181. 
II.  Henry  Nixon,  Lieut. -Colonel  in  the  army  1  Jan.,  1812,  Major 
4:4th  Regt.,  1  Jan.,  1805,  m.  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Arthur  Browne, 
Governor  of  Charles  Fort  and  Kinsale,  and  had  by  her,  who 
d.   7   Dec,  1858,  with   others,  (of  whom   were   Peter,  John, 
Thomas,  and  Henry)  : —  | 

1.  Marmaduke   George    Nixon,   Lieut.-Colonel    in  the  army, 
Major  39th  Regt. 

2.  Murray   Octavius    Nixon,   Colonel   R.A.,   d.    intestate    15 
July.  1863. 

1.  Elizabeth  Nixon,  d.  umn. 

2.  Augusta  Nixon,  Mrs.  Dalziel. 

3.  Anna  Susanna  Nixon. 

III.  George  Nixon,  Lieut.   12th  Regt.,  d.  intest.  at  Seringapatani, 

admon.  granted  to  his  father,  John  Nixon,  16  June,  1800. 

IV.  Robert  Nixon,  Lieut.-Colonel  1st  Royals,  formerly  12th  Regt., 

awarded  4th  Class  Wilhelm's  Order  by  the  King  of  the  Low 

Countries,  (WelUngton's  despatches,  8  Oct.,  1815),  m.  2  April, 

1812,  Catherine  Henrietta,  third  dau.  of  Lieut.-Colonel  Abel 

Ram,  of  Clonattin,  Co.  Wexford,  M.P.  for  Duleek  and  for 

Co.  Wexford,  by  Elizabeth,  dau.  of  Joseph  Stopford,  brother 

of  James,  1st  Earl  of  Courtown,     She  d.  30  Jan.,  1823,  and 

Colonel  Nixon  d.  at  Brussels,  6  Nov.,  1823,  having  had  issue: — 

1.  Edward  J.  Nixon,  (Rev.),  formerly  an  officer  in  the  army, 

afterwards   Chaplain   to  the  London  Hospital,   w.   Miss 

Daniel,  and  d.  at  The  Parsonage,  Cook's  River,  Sydney, 

6  March,  1860,  and  had  a  dau.  Dora  Nixon. 

1.  Ellen  Nixon,  Sister  of  Mercy,  Clewer. 

2.  Catherine  Henrietta  Nixon,   m,.    1   Aug.,   1850,   Count  de 

Zuylen  de   Nyevelt,   Chamberlain   to  the   King   of   the 

3.  Dorothea  Mary  Anne  Nixon,   m.  29  July,   1869,   Robert 

AUen  Harden,  Barrister-at-law. 

4.  Anna  Nixon,  d.  young. 

I.  Anna  Nixon,  d.  umn.  at  Cheltenham. 

II.  Dorothea  Nixon,  m.  1806,  her  cousin,  Colonel  Gustavus  Rochfort, 
100th  Regt.,  M.P.  Co.  Westmeath,  1826-30,  1830-31,  and 
1831-32,  third  son  of  Gustavus  Hume-Rochfort,  of  Rochfort, 
Co.  Westmeath,  for  many  years  M.P.  for  that  Co.,  by  Frances, 
youngest  dau.  of  John  Bloomfiteld,  of  Redwood,  Co.  Tipperary. 
Colonel  Rochfort  d.  1848,  having  had  with  other  issue  : — 
1.  Gustavus  Rochfort,  Capt.  4th  Dragoon  Guards,  d.  unm., 

1.  Maynard    Anna    Rochfort,    m.  the  Rev.  William  Multon 

Blencowe,  Rector  of  Shawell,  Leicestershire. 

2.  Harriette  Bloomfield  Rochfort,  ni.  25  Sept.,  1826,  Edmund 

Wakefield  Meade- Waldo,  of  Stone  Wall  Park  and  Hever 

*  In  1721  Swift  spent  part  of  the  summer  with  Mr.  Rochfort  at  Gaulstown  House, 
and  wrote  a  poem  called  "  The  Country-Life,"  describing  his  adventures  there. 
"  Thalia,  tell  in  sober  lays. 
How  George,  Nim,  Dan,  Dean  pass  their  days." 
t  Mrs.  Delho§te's  pedigree. 

M  2 


Castle,  Kent,  J.P.,  D.L.,  and  d.  28  Sept.,  1836,  leaving  by 
her,  who  d.  10  Jan.,  1858,  two  sons  and  one  dau.  : — 
(1.)  Edmund  Waldo  Meade-Waldo,  of  Stone  Wall  and 
Hever,  J.P.,  late  1st  Life  Guards,  h.  13  May,  1829, 
m.  1st,  10  Jan.,  1854,  Harriette  Ellen,  dau.  of  Henry 
Owen  Becher,  of  Aughadown,  Co.  Cork,  and  had  two 
children  : — 
i.  Edmund    Gustavus    Bloomfield    Meade -Waldo, 
of  Stone  Wall  Park  and  Hever  Castle,  J.P., 
h.  8  Feb.,  1855,  m.  2  March,  1880,  Ada  Coralie, 
dau.  of  the  Right  Hon.  Sir  Richard  Baggallay, 
Lord  Justice  of  Appeal,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  Edmund  Richard  Meade- Waldo,  Lieut, 
the  Rifle  Brigade,  (Prince  Consort's  Own), 
6.  17  Feb.,  1881. 

2.  Geoffrey  Meade-Waldo,  h.  8  Jan.,  1884. 

1.  Florence  Coralie  Meade- Waldo. 

2.  Harriette  Dorothy  Meade- Waldo,  m.  14 
June,  1906,  Charles  Sandbach  Parker. 

i.  Ellen    Harriette    Augusta   Meade- Waldo,    »i.    5 
April,    1877,    Lieut. -Colon el    Charles    Morant 
Churchill,     50th     Regt.,     of    Manor    House, 
Buckland     Ripers,     and     Holmwood      Park, 
Dorsetshire,  and  had  issue  : — 
1.  Charles  Waldo  Lionel  Churchill,  2nd  Lieut. 
3rd  Hants  Regt.,  h.  16  May,  1883,  d.  of 
wounds    received    at    Klerksdorp,    South 
Africa,  April,  1902. 
1.  Frances  Cecily  Evelyn  Churchill. 
E.  W.  Meade-Waldo,  m.  2nd,  24  June,  1879,  Cicely 
Eleanor,  dau.  of  Henry  Chandos-Pole-Gell,  of  Hopton 
Hall,   Derbyshire,   and  d.    14  March,   1896,   leaving 
further  issue  : — 
ii.  Margaret  Alice  Meade- Waldo,  m.  1  June,  1904, 
her  cousin,  Edward  Wilhelni  Hay-Drummond- 
Hay,  second  son  of  Sir  Robert  Drummond- 
Hay,  C.M.G.,  and  has  :— 
John  Waldo  Edward  Hay-Drummond-Hay, 
h.  21  Feb.,  1906. 
iii.  Katherine  Auriol  Meade-Waldo. 
(2.)  Gustavus  Rochfort  Meade- Waldo,  6.  23  March,  1831, 

d.  11  Nov.,  1863. 

(1.)  Harriet  Dorothea  Meade-Waldo,   m.   5   Oct.,    1850, 

the  Rev.   William  Wilberforce   Battye,  of  Tingrith 

House,  Beds.,  and  Little  Hampden,  Bucks,  Rector. 

of  Hever,  who  d.  24  Jan.,   1890,  leaving  issue,  by 

her,  for  whom  see  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  "  Trevor- 

Battye."     She  assumed  by  Royal  Licence,  23  Sept., 

1890,  the  additional  name  and  arms  of  Trevor. 

IIL  Augusta  EHza  Nixon,  m.  1st,  11  Dec,  1805,  John  Buller,  M.P. 

for  East  Looe,  brother  of  Vice-Admiral  Sir  Edward  Buller, 

Bart.,  and  son  of  John  Buller,  M.P.,  by  Mary,  dau.  of  Sir 

John  St.  Aubyn,  Bart.      Mr.  Buller,  d.  s.p.  1807,  and  she  m. 

2nd,    17    May,    1815,    Charles   Scott-Murray,    of   Danesfield, 

Bucks,  grandson  of  John  Murray,  M.P.,  of  PhiUphaugh,  by 

Eleanora,  dau.  of  Lord  Basil  Hamilton,  son  of  William,  3rd 


Duke  of  Hamilton,  K.G.     By  him,  who  d.  24  April,  1837,  she 
had,  with  a  dau.,  unm.,  a  son  : — 
Charles  Robert  Scott- Murray,  of  Danesfield.  M.A.,  Ch.  Ch., 

Oxford,  M.P.  for    Buckinghamshire,   1841-5,  J.P.,  High 

Sheriff,  1852,  6.  28  Dec,  1818,  m.  17  Sept.,  1846,  the 

Hon.  Amelia  Charlotte  Fraser,  dau.  of  Thomas  Alexander, 

14th  Lord   Lovat,   and   d.   27   Aug.,    1882,   having  had 

issue  : — 

(1).  Charles  Aloysius  Scott-Murrav,  of  The  Manor  House, 
Hambledon,  Bucks,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff,  1890,  late 
Lieut.  1st  Life  Guards,  6.  4  Nov.,  1847,  m.  2  May, 
1872,  Emily  Blanche,  dau.  of  Matthew  James  Higgins, 
by  Emily,  dau.  of  Sir  Henry  Joseph  Tichborne, 
Bart.,  of  Tichborne,  Hants.,  and  has  issue,  for  whom 
see  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  "  Scott-Murray." 

(2).  Augustin  John  Alphonse  Scott-Murrav,  6.  11  Nov., 
1848,  d.  8  Feb.,  1871. 

(3).  Basil  Henrv  Scott-Murray,  Major  Scots  Guards, 
(retired)  h.  5  Aug.,  1858.  ^ 

(1).  Mildred  Frances  Scott- Murray,  m.  .30  Nov.,  1871, 
Ralph  Henry  Christopher  Nevile,  of  Wellingore  Hall, 
Lincolnshire,  J. P.,  High  Sheriff,  1883,  and  has  issue, 
see  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  "  Nevile." 

(2).  Laura  Amelia  Margaret  Scott-Murray. 

(3).  Mary  Elizabeth  Charlotte  Scott- Murray. 
IV.  Harriet  Nixon,  d.  unm.  at  Cheltenham. 

The  eldest  son  of  John  Nixon,  and  Anne  Susanna  Lyons,  was  : — 

JOHN  LYONS  NIXON,  Lieut.-Colonel  commanding  4th  West 
India  Regt.,  13  June,  1811,  formerly  Coldstream  Guards,  and  7th 
Hussars,*  Lieut. -Governor  of  St.  Christopher's,  Nevis,  ^nguilla  and 
the  Virgin  Islands,  appointed  7  Feb.,  1833,  h.  about  1773,  m.  1st  Mary 
Anne,  dau.  of  Major  Sutherland,  93rd  Highlanders,  and  2nd,  Anna, 
dau.  of  George  Barrett,  of  Demerara,t  and  d.  at  Clifton,  26  July,  1836, 
aged  63,  having  had  issue  : — 

I.  Henry  John  Nixon,  Madras  Armv,  H.E.I.C.S.,  entered  Rugby 

30  June,  1817,  aged  14. 
1.  Anna   Sophia   Nixon,   w.   Major   Thistlethwaite,   2nd   (Queen's 
Royal)  Regt. 
II.  Frances  Neville  Nixon,  h.  1796. 

III.  Mary  Anne  Nixon,  h.  2  Sept.,  1798,  m.  Major  George  Augustus 
Elliott  Delhoste,  35th  Regt.,  son  of  Major  George  Solomon 
Peter  Delhoste,  and  has  issue  : — 

1.  John  Peter  Delhoste,  h.  1815,  d.  s.p. 

2.  Lyons  John  Delhoste,  b.  and  d.  at  Gibralter,  1817. 

3.  Donald  Charles  Delhoste,  Ensign  63rd  Regt.,  (when  15 J, 

by  presentation  of  the  Duke  of  Wellington)  retired  as 
2nd  Lieut.  87th  Fusiliers,  6.  25  March,  1829,  m.  Miss 
Field,  and  emigrated  to  Canada.     He  had  one  son. 

4.  George  Goldie  Beattie  Delhoste,  b.  21  July,   1834,  d.  at 

Mount  Delectable,  Queensland. 
1.  Anna    Maria    Delhoste,    7n.    Lieut.-Colonel    John    Rowley 
Heyland,  7th  Royal  Fusiliers  and  35th  Regt.,  of  Ballin- 

*  Mrs.  Delhoste's  pedigree. 

t  Sir  William  Betham's   Will  Pedigrees. 


temple,  Co.  Deny,  son  of  Major  Arthur  Heyland,  40tli 

Regt.,  and  had  issue  : — 

(1).  Arthur  Rowley  Heyland,  Colonel  1st  Bombay 
Lancers,  m.  Miss  Ashburner,  and  had  issue. 

(1.)  Mary  Delhoste  Heyland,  m.  30  July,  1858,  Richard 
Charles  Pratt,  J.P.,  of  Kinsale,  Co.  Cork,  Lieut., 
95th  Regt.,  grandson  of  Jeremiah  Pratt,  of  Kinsale, 
(by  Mary,  dau.  of  Hickman  Rose,  of  Limerick, 
pp.  32  and  50),  brother  of  Lieut. -General  Sir  Charles 
Pratt,  K.C.B.  She  d.  14  Jan.,  1903,  having  had 
twelve  children,  for  whom  see  The  Family  of  Green 
of  Youghal,  by  the  Rev.  H.  B.  Swanzy  and  T.  G.  H. 
Green.— Dublin,  1902,  pp.  77-8. 

(2.)  Jessie  Frances  Heyland,  m.  the  Rev.  Peter  Schoales, 
B.A.,  Rector  of  Arva,  Co.  Cavan. 

2.  Eliza   Frances   Popham   Delhoste,   h.    17   July,    1822,   m. 

Professor  Richards  Sinton,  d.  s.p. 

3.  Henrietta  Caroline  Ward  Delhoste,  b.  27  Aug.,  1826,  m. 

Ernest  Rialan,  avocat,  Larnes,  Brittany,  and  had  issue. 

IV.  Augusta  Laura  Nixon,  m.  27  Dec,  1832,  her  cousin,  Richard 

Rochfort,  Comptroller  of  the  Customs  at  Cork,  grandson  of 
George   Rochfort,    of   Rochfort,    Co.    Westmeath,   by   Alice, 
dau.   of  Sir  Gustavus  Hume,   Bart.,   of  Castle    Hume,   Co. 
Fermanagh,  and  by  him,  who  d.  1842,  had  a  son  : — 
George  Rochfort,  Capt.  49th  Regt.,  killed  at  the  Redan. 

V.  Ameha  Dorothea  Nixon,  d.  in  Jersey, 


Notes  on  early  Nixons  in  Cos.  Fermanagh  and  Cavan. 

George  Nixon,  of  Drumwhillian,  Killeshandra,  Co.  Cavan,  "  gener." 
will  dated  21  Feb.,  1695-6,  proved  2  May,  1696,  by  Mary,  the  widow, 
directed  that  he  should  be  bur.  in  Killeshandra,  mentions  his  three 
children,  John  Nixon,  Wm.  Nixon,  and  Margaret  Nixon,  and  his  brother 
James  Nixon,  who  was  to  live  with  them,  and  help  to  manage.  Wit- 
nesses, Anthony  Iveson,  Richard    Young,  and  Andrew  Nixon. 

John  Nixon  of  DrumcuUion,  Killeshandra,  (?  the  same  place)  had  by 
Mary  his  wife,  a  dau.  Mary,  who  m.  1752  Robert  Tronson,  of  Killeshandra, 
and  by  him  had,  with  other  issue,  a  son,  the  Rev.  Robert  Tronson, 
B.A.,  T.C.D.  1781,  Rector  of  Athboy,  Co.  Meath,  and  Newtownhamilton,' 
Co.  Armagh,  father  of  Lawford  Tronson,  whose  eldest  son  was  Major- 
General  Robert  Nixon  Tronson,  Indian  Army,  who  d.  9  Nov.,  1882, 
leaving  issue. 

William  Nixon,  of  Drumsick,  will  dated  5  April,  1699,  proved  in 
diocese  of  Clogher  same  year,  had  by  his  wife  Ellen  three  sons  : — 
WilUam  Nixon,  Andrew  Nixon,  and  Robert  Nixon. 

A  William  Nixon  m.  at  Enniskillen,  22  April,  1701,  Anne,  sister  of 
James  Corry,  of  Carrowmacmea,  Co.  Fermanagh,  (see  Lord  Belmore's 
History  of  the  Family  of  Corry  of  Castlecoole),  and  had  two  sons,  (1)  John 
Nixon,  bapt.  at  Enniskillen,  12  Feb.,  1702.  (2)  Andrew  Nixon,  bapt. 
there  26  March,  1703.  This  may  have  been  Andrew  Nixon  of  TuUy- 
harney,  diocese  of  Clogher,  who  in  his  will  dated  7  March,  and  proved 


15  March,  1753,  mentions  his  brother  John  Nixon,  and  wishes  to  be 
buried  beside  his  father  in  DerryvuUen.  This  John  Nixon  may  have 
been  the  John  Nixon,  who,  by  Isabella  his  wife,  had  twin  sons,  James 
and  Andrew,  bapt.  at  Enniskillen  4  Feb.,  1738. 

The  following  occur  in  the  Parochial  Returns  of  Clones,  Co.  Monaghan, 
which  parish  is  on  the  borders  of  Co.  Fermanagh  : — 

1672,  24  Aug.,  Margaret,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Ellenor  Nixon,  bapt. 

1673,  14  Dec,  Margaret,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Alis  {sic)  Nixon,' buried. 
1673-4,  7  Jan.,  Charles  Montborgett  and  Anne  Nixon    married. 
1723,  12  July,  Elinor  Nixon,  buried. 

1723-4,  29  Feb.,  Elinor,  dau.  of  Robert  and  Jane  Nixon,  bapt. 

1725,  6  Nov.,  George,  son  of  George  and  Jane  Nixon,  bapt. 

1726,  5  May,  Adam  Nixon,  buried. 

1726-7,  4  Jan.,  Adam  Nixon,  of  George  and  Jane  Nixon,  bapt. 
1726-7,  25  Feb.,  Andrew  Nixon,  buried. 
1728,  26  Oct.,  John,  son  of  George  and  Jane  Nixon,  bapt. 
1731,  14  Oct.,  George  Nixon,  and  Anne  Forster,  married. 
1731-2,  21  March,  George,  of  Wm.  and  Sarah  Nixon,  bapt. 

Parochial  Returns  of  Aghavea,  Co.  Fermanagh. 

1669,  8  Nov.,  Margaret,  dau.  of  John  Nixon,  of  DonanoUum  (V)  bapt. 
1669-70,  6  March,  John  Nixon  and  Joane  Johnston,  married. 
1672,  Aug.,  Grisoll,  dau.  to  John  Nixon,  of  Ardunchan,  bapt. 

Parochial  Returns  of  Aghalurcher,  Co.  Fermanagh. 
1675,  13  Nov.,  James  Allen  and  Elizabeth  Nixson,  married. 

Parish  Register  of  Enniskillen,  Co.  Fermanagh. 
(Only  those  entries  not  elsewhere  mentioned  are  noted  here.) 

1666,  3  March,  Margaret,  dau.  of  Wm.  Nixon,  Bapt. 

1668,  21  April,  Thomas  Nixson  and  Ellen  Nixson,  Marryed. 

1669,  29  Oct.,  Mary,  daughter  to  Wm.  Nixson,  Bapt.  " 

1670,  14  Sept.,  Margaret,  dau.  to  Thomas  Nixon,  bap. 

1671,  19  May,  Marv^,  dau.  to  Thomas  Nixon,  bap. 
1671,  29  June,  Mary,  dau.  to  Thomas  Nixon,  Bur. 

1683,  —  Feb.,  Elinor,  dau.  of  Jo:  Nixon,  and  Grissell  his  wife,  bapt. 

1683,  19  May,  Elinor,  dau.  of  Jo:  Nixon,  bur. 

1696-7,  6  March,  William  Nixon,  of  John  and  Jane,  bur. 

1700,  8  May,  Elizabeth  Nixon,  bur. 

1705,  30  Jan.,  John  Nixon  and  Joan  Black,  mar. 

1705,  12  Nov.,  Alexr.  Kearns  and  Anne  Nixon,  mar. 

1716,  14  June,  James  Hall  and  Margaret  Nixon,  Mar^ 

1738,  18  Feb.,  Anne  Nixon,  of  Willm.  and  Anne,  Bap. 

1742,  25  April,  Margery,  dau.  of  John  Nixon,  bapt. 

(This  last  may  possibly  have  been  dau.  of  John  Nixon,  who  ni.  Cecily, 
dau.  of  Robert  Hassard,  of  Carne  and  Legnageymore,  Co.  Fermanagh, 
elder  son  of  Jason  Hassard,  of  Mullymesker,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Fer- 
managh, 1676.  John  Nixon  and  his  wife  were  living  15  May,  1747, 
as  proved  by  an  Exchequer  Bill  filed  that  date.  Weir  v.  Spear,  and 


Clogher  Grant  Book ;  marriage  licences. 

1712,  5  Nov.,  John  Nixon,  of  Lossett,  Co.  Cavan,  and  Elizabeth 
Nicholl,  of  the  par.  of  Clownish,  Co.  Fermanagh,  (Clones). 

1713,  17  Dec,  Edward  Nixon,  of  the  par.  of  Cleenish,  and  Hellen 
Cathcart  of  the  par.  of  Devenish. 

1714,  28  Oct.,  John  Armstrong,  of  the  par.  of  Clownish,  and  Jane 
Nixon,  otherwise  Henry,  of  the  par.  of  Rossory. 

1714,  1  Jan.,  William  Nixon,  of  Derrinch,  and  Margaret  Montgomery 
of  Gartnabratan,  both  in  the  diocese  of  Clogher. 

1717,  4  June,  George  Nixon  and  Alice  Roe,  both  of  the  parish  of 

1717,  19  June,  Oliver  Craig  and  Margaret  Nixon,  both  of  the  parish 
of  Clownish. 

1717,  11  July,  John  Kennedy,  of  the  Diocese  of  Dromore,  and  EUinor 
Nixon,  of  the  diocese  of  Clogher. 

Kilmore  Grant  Book,  Administrations  and  marriage  licences. 

1702,  6  May,  admon.  in  goods  of  Thomas  Nixon,  lately  of  Co.  Cavan, 
Gent.,  granted  to  Henry  Gwyllym,  his  principal  creditor  and  adminis- 

1705,  4  June,  William  Nixon,  of  Duigians,  in  the  par.  of  Granard, 
and  Rebecca  McCawly  of  the  par.  of  Abbylarah. 

1705,  25  June,  Thomas  Armstrong,  of  the  par.  of  Carrigallen,  and 
Margaret  Nixon,  of  the  par.  of  Killeshandra,  (probably  dau.  of  George 
Nixon,  of  Drumwhillian,  see  p.  182). 

1716,  16  July,  John  Nixon,  of  par.  of  Clownish,  Co.  Monaghan,  and 
Susan  Bodly,  of  par.  of  Belturbet,  Co.  Cavan. 

1718,  20  Nov.,  Michael  Sherridan  and  Nichola  Nixon,  both  of  Cavan, 
par.  of  Urney. 

1721,  3  Oct.,  admon.  in  goods  of  Charles  Nixon,  late  of  Tully,  par. 
Killasher,  Co.  Cavan,  deceased,  granted  to  Mary  Nixon,  the  widow. 

SwANZY  OP  Cavan. 

This  family,  now  presumed  to  be  extinct,  is  said  to  have  been  descended 
from  a  brother  of  Henry  Swanzy,  of  Avelreagh,  Co.  Monaghan,  Ensign 
in  Upton's  Regt.,  1688-9,  see  p.  99.  Tradition  asserts  that  he  also 
was  in  King  William's  army.  No  trace  of  him  has  been  discovered  ; 
the  earliest  known  ancestor,  in  the  next  generation,  being  : — 

SAMUEL  SWANZY,  of  Ballagh,  Co.  Monaghan,  who  m.  Mary,  a 
legatee  and  apparently  a  relation  of  Thomas  Wildman,  of  Skeagh, 
Co.  Monaghan,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Monaghan,  1696.*    Mr.  Swanzy's 

*  Thomas  Wildman,  or  Wileman,  perhaps  father  of  the  above,  was  High  Sheriff 
C'o.  Monaghan,  1683.  A  memorial  of  the  will  of  Thomas  Wileman,  of  Skeagh.  parish 
of  Drumsnatt,  is  on  record  in  the  Registry  of  Deeds,  no.  20518,  lands  of  Carri- 
finlagh,  Co.  Monaghan.  It  was  registered  20  April,  1722,  and  mentions  among 
others,  "  Samuel  Swanccy,  his  wife  and  children,  of  Bellagh,  in  this  co."  ;  testator's 
nephew,  Ralph  Wileman,  Ralph's  wife  Jane  McCamis,  als.  Wileman,  and  children, 
John,  William,  Parnwell  (a  daii.)  and  l^ettice  :  Elizabeth  Noble,  wife  of  Arthur 
Noble,  of  Smithborough,  exrs.  Robert  Montgomery,  of  Annyrea  and  John  Forster, 
of  Tullaghan,  Esqrs  ;  Elizabeth  Wildman,  m.  Arthur  Noble,  marr.  lie.  29  Oct., 
1714,  diocese  of  Clogher.     John  and  Thos.  W.,  of  Skeagh,  were  attainted  1689. 


will,  dated  29  Dec.,  1750,  was  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Clogher,    10 
Nov.,  1754.    He  had  two  sons  and  one  dau.  : — 

I.  William  Swanzy,  m.  Rose,  dau.  of  James  Swanzy,  of  Avelreagh, 
(see  p.  99).     She  d.  his  widow  10  Jan.,  1814,  aged  82. 

II.  WILDMAN,  of  whom  immediately. 

I.  Elizabeth  Swanzy,  m.  John  Lyon. 

The  younger  son  : — 

WILDMAN  SWANZY,  of  Swanville,  Co.  Monaghan,  had  four  sons 
and  one  dau..  viz  : — 

I.  Samuel  Swanzy,  of  Swanville,  Attorney-at-law,  m.  1st,  licence 
bond  2  Nov.,  1776,  Mary,  dau.  of  Moses  Kinkead,  of  New- 
townhamilton,  Co.  Armagh.  He  m.  2nd,  23  Oct.,  1780, 
Bridget,  dau.  of  Patrick  McMahon,  of  Tegavly,  Co.  Monaghan.* 
She  d.  intestate  17  Jan.,  1781,  admon.  granted  to  her  husband, 
19  May,  1781.  Mr.  Swanzy  w.  3rd,  in  Wexford  Church, 
5  March,  1782,  Lucinda  Bolton,  of  Prospect,  Co.  Wexford, 
and  d.  before  5  Jan.,  1791, f  leaving  bv  her,  who  d.,  admon. 
granted  20  Feb.,  1824,  two  daus.  :—  ^ 

1.  Mary  Swanzy. 

2.  Elizabeth  Swanzy,  Mrs.  Lawrence,  living  1824. 

TI.  Henry  Swanzy,  of  Ballynagraple,  Co.  Armagh,  in  1776,  and  of 
Sandymount,  Co.  Dublin,  in  1781. f 

III.  JAMES,  of  whom  presently. 

IV.  William    Swanzy,    perhaps     the    William     Henry     Swanztj,     of 

Monaghan,  whose  dau.: — 
Mary  Anne  Swanzy,  m.  Oct.,  1801,  Thomas  White,  of  White 
Hall,  Co.  Cavan,  {Walker's   Hibernian  Magazine). 

I.  Margaret  Swanzy  (Margaret  Swanz}^,  of  Cordally,  parish  of 
Clones,  m.j  licence  bond  7  May,  1764,  Robert  James,  of  Mount 
Lewis,  Co.  Monaghan). 

The  third  son  ; 

JAMES  SWANZY,  of  Ballyhaise,  Co.  Cavan,  2nd  Capt.  Ballyhaise 
Infantry  2  Aug.,  1798,§  obtained  the  lands  of  Begiskey,  in  that  county 
under  the  will  of  his  friend  Mathew  Nixon,  (see  p.  83),  brother  of  Mrs. 
Henry  Swanzy,  dated  11  Dec,  1799.  By  his  wife,  Miss  Drope,  he  had 
issue  : — 

I.  John  Swanzy,  2nd  Lieut.  Ballyhaise  Infantry,  Nov.,  1796. 
II.  SAMUEL,  of  whom  immediately. 

I.  Rose  Anne  Swanzy,  m.  John  Veitch,  of  Roseville,  Co  Cavan, 
Cornet  28th  Light  Dragoons  11  March,  1801,  on  the  Irish 
half-pay,  eldest  son  of  Charles  Veitch,  of  Gartinardress,  Co. 
Cavan.  He  d.  s.p.,  will  dated  18  Aug.,  1840,  proved  6  March, 

II.  Margaret  Swanzy,  b.  1794,  d.  unm. 

III.  Elizabeth  Swanzy,  b.  1796,  d.  unm.  at  Cavan,  22  Dec,  1875. 

*  Exchequer  Bill,  26  May,  ITSI,  Swanzy  v.  McMahon. 
t  Chancery  Bill,  5  Jan.,  1791,  Kinsley  v.  Swanzy. 
%  Registry  of  Deeds,  339,  136,  lands  of  Ballagh,  Co.  Monaghan. 
§  Samuel  Swanzy,  Esq.,  was  appointed  2nd  Lieut.  Ballyhaise  Infantry   6  Sept., 
1798  {Dublin  Gazette).     His  identity  has  not  been  established. 


The  younger  vson  : — 

SAMUEL  SWANZY,  of  Cavan,  solicitor,  Clerk  of  the  Crown  for 
Co.  Cavan,  h.  1790,  m.  11  Aug.,  1812,  Anna  Maria,  eldest  dau.  of  the 
Rev.  James  Young,  Vicar  of  Timolin,  Co.  Kildare,  (brother  of  John 
Young,  of  Philpotstown,  Co.  Meath),  by  Jane,  dau.  of  Patrick  Smyth, 
He  d.  15  Sept.,  1859,  having  had  nine  children  : — 

I.  Samuel  Swanzy,  6.  1819,  d.  s.p. 

II.  John  Smyth  Swanzy,  bapt.  16  Dec,  1821,  d.  s.p. 

III.  Henry  Wildman  Swanzy,  d.  s.p. 

IV.  James     Wildman     Swanzy,     B.A.,     T.C.D.,     Barrister-at-law, 

entered  Gray's  Inn,  London,  6  June,  1853,  aged  22,  d.  s.p. 
2  Dec,  1890. 

I.  Anna  Maria  Swanzy,  d.  unm.  22  Jan.,  1873. 

II.  Jane  Smyth  Swanzy,  d.  unm.  April,  1901. 

III.  Margaret  Swanzy,  d.  unm.  12  Jan.,  1900. 

IV.  Rose  Anne  Swanzy,  m.  29  May,  1868,  her  cousin,  Patrick  Smyth 

Sheridan  Hassard,  only  son  of  Richard  Major  Hassard,  of 
Drutamon  House,  Co.  Cavan,  by  Jane  Henrietta,  dau.  of  the 
Rev.  James  Young.  He  d.  17  June,  1873.  She  d.  s.p.  28 
Nov.,  1896. 

V.  Alicia  Swanzy,  d.  unm.  7  May,  1861. 

Note. — The  name  "  Swanzy  "  possibly  occurs  in  Ireland  early  in  the 
seventeenth  century,  where,  "  Richard  Swansee  and  Margaret  Drinkile," 
were  married  in  St.  John's  Church,  Dublin,  18  Nov.,  1628. 

Edward  Swansey  entered  his  pedigree  at  the  visitation  of  Lancashire  in 
1613,  by  Richard  St.  George,  Norroy,  (Harleian  MS.,  1437,  fo.,  45b.,  see 
Chetham  Society,  Vol.  82,  p.  48).  The  earliest  ancestor  there  given  is 
William,  who  m.  Elena,  dau.  of  Robert  Chorley,  and  had  a  son  Robert, 
who  w.  Christiana,  dau.  of  John  Cutts,  and  had  three  children,  (1), 
HUGH.  (2),  William  (father  by  Anna,  dau.  of  Thomas  Hill,  of 
Ribchester,  of  Robert,  and  Joanna,  wife  of  Roger  Brownlow)  and  (1) 
Elizabeth,  m.  John  Clayton.  The  elder  son,  Hugh  Swansey,  m. 
Elena,  dau.  of  Ralph  Chernock,  and  had  a  son  Robert,  who  m.  Anna 
dau.  of  Edward  Hilton,  of  Holt,  and  was  father  (proved  by  indenture 
2  Edward  VI.)  a  son,  Edward  Swansey,  m.  Cicely,  dau.  of  James 
Browne,  and  had  (1)  Edward  Swansey.  (2)  Henry  Swansey.  (3) 
Silvester  Swansey.  (4)  Philip  Swansey.  (1)  Dorothy  Swansey.  (2) 
Elizabeth  Swansey.  (3)  Mary  Swansey.  The  eldest  son,  Edward 
Swansey,  mentioned  above,  m.  Mary,  dau.  of  John  Risley,  of  Risley, 
Derbyshire,  and  had  in  1613,  three  children,  Hugh  Swansey,  h.  1606, 
Hannibal  Swansey,  and  Susan  Swansey. 

There  is  no  record  that  any  persons  of  the  name  in  Ireland  are 
descended  from  this  English  family  of  Swansey,  but  it  is  a  curious  fact 
that  a  copy  of  Seneca's  Morals,  L'Estrange's  edition,  London,  Miles 
Flesher,  1684,  with  the  names  "  Jan  Risley,"  and  "  Elizabeth  Swanzy," 
written  on  the  last  page  in  faded  writing,  has  been  for  generations 
in  the  possession  of  the  family  of  Swanzy  of  Avelreagh. 



Erskine  op  Cavan. 

Owing  to  the  loss  of  family  papers,  which  were  destroyed  on  the 
death  of  the  late  Mr.  Erskine,  of  Cavan,  in  1883,  it  is  at  present  impossible 
to  prove  the  parentage  of  the  two  brothers,  Robert  and  Archibald 
Ersldne,  from  whom  the  Ersldnes  of  Cavan  and  Ne^vry,  and  Colonel 
Archibald  James  Erskine,  respectively  descend,  (see  p.  190).  The 
family  tradition  is  that  they  were  connected  with  the  Moutrays  of 
Co,  Tyrone,  who  derive  their  Favour  Royal  estate  from  the  marriage 
of  their  ancestor,  John  Moutray,  with  Anne,  dan.  of  the  Rev.  Archibald 
Erskine,  who  was  son  of  Sir  James  Erskine,  M.P.  for  Co.  Tyrone. 
1634.  Some  colour  is  given  to  this  tradition  by  the  fact  that  Robert 
Erskine,  of  Cavan,  in  1769  gave  the  name  Moutray  to  his  second  son. 
The  compiler  is  indebted  to  Mr  Erskine  West,  who  has  given  much 
time  to  investigating  the  history  of  the  Irish  Ersldnes,  for  directing 
Ms  attention  to  the  deeds  of  1718  and  1721,  mentioned  below,  on  record 
at  the  Registry  of  Deeds,  Dublin  ;  they  prove  the  existence  of  a  family 
of  Erskine,  at  Ballynany,  Co.  Tyrone,  holding  their  land  under  the 
Moutrays,  and  themselves  occupying  a  good  position,  and  connected 
by  maiTiage  with  the  important  family  of  Richardson  of  Drum.  It 
may  be  that  the  ancestor  of  the  Cavan  Ersldnes  was  of  this  family. 

The  first  occiirrence  of  the  name  in  Co.  Tyrone  appears  to  be  in 
1622,  when  Sir  James  Erskine  acquired  from  Lord  Ridgway  the  lands 
of  Portclare,  Ballykirger,  and  BaUymakell.  His  descent  was  as 
follows  *  : — 

JOHN  ERSKINE,  5th  Lord  Erskine,  de  jure  20th  Earl  of  Mar,  m. 
Lady  Margaret  Campbell,  dau.  of  Archibald,  2nd  Earl  of  Argyll,  and  d. 
1552,  leaving,  with  other  issue,  a  son  : — 

SIR  ALEXANDER  ERSKINE,  of  Gogar,  Governor  of  Edinburgh 
Castle,  Vice-chamberlain  of  Scotland  1580,  m.  Margaret,  dau.  of  George, 
Lord  Home,  and  had  with  other  issue  : — 

I.  Thomas  Erskine,  1st  Earl  of  Kellie,  K.G.,  created  Viscount 
Fentoun  18  May,  1606,  and  Earl  of  Kellie  12  March,  1619, 
with  remainder  eventually  to  his  heirs  male  whatsoever.  His 
own  male  line  expired  with  his  descendant,  Methven,  10th  Earl, 
in  1829. 


This  latter,  who  was  the  eleventh  son  by  birth,  but  third  son  by  the 
death  of  his  brothers  without  issue,t  was  : — 

THE  RIGHT  HON.  SIR  JAMES  ERSKINE,  Knight  of  the  Bath 
at  the  coronation  of  James  I.,  and  a  Privy  Councillor,  M.P.  for  Co. 
Tyrone,  1634,  obtained  in  1622  large  estates  in  Co.  Tyrone,  which  in 

*  Lodge's  Peerage,  1906. 

•j-  Funeral  Entry,  Sir  James  Erskine,  Ulster's  Office. 


1630  were  created  the  Manor  of  Favour  Royal.  He  m.  Mary,  dau.  of 
Adam  Erskine,  Abbot  and  Commendator  of  Cambus  Kenneth,  Scotland, 
and  was  buried  at  St.  Michan's,  Dublin,  8  March,  1636-7.  A  long 
account  of  him  will  be  found  in  Lord  Belmore's  Parliamentary  Memoirs 
of  Fermanagh  and  Tyrone,  pp.  161-7.  He  had,  according  to  his 
Funeral  Entry  in  Ulster's  office,  four  sons,  and  one  dau. : — 

I.  Henry  Erskine,  d.s.p. 

II.  John  Erskine,  d.s.p. 

III.  ARCHIBALD,  of  whom  presently. 

IV.  James  Erskine,  a  Colonel,  and  M.P.  for  Augher  1634.     It  is  not 

known  whether  he  left  issue,  but  G.  E.  C.  [Com.'plet.e  Peerage, 
IV.,  338,  "  Kellie  ")  says,  in  reference  to  the  death  of  the 
10th  Earl  of  Kellie  in  1829,  and  the  accession  of  the  Earl  of 
Mar  to  the  title  : — "  The  extinction  of  many  male  branches 
that  were  nearer  to  the  first  Earl  of  Kellie  seems  to  have  been 
taken  as  proved  on  very  slender  evidence  ;  more  especially 
that  of  the  issue  of  Sir  James  Erskine  of  Tullibody  (a  yr.  br.  of 
the  said  Earl)  who  d.  in  Ireland  in  1636,  leaving  several  sons," 
Admon.  of  the  goods  of  James  Erskine,  late  of  Augher,  Co. 
Tyrone,  Esq.,  deceased,  intestate,  was  granted  19  Jan.,  1675, 
to  Sir  William  Gore,  Bart.,  the  principal  creditor. 

I.  Anne  Erskine,  m.  Robert  Moutray,  and  had  issue  John  Moutray, 
see  below. 

The  third  son  : — 

THE  REV.  ARCHIBALD  ERSKINE,  of  Favour  Royal,  Rector 
of  Errigal  Keerogue,  1633,  and  other  benefices  in  the  diocese  of  Clogher, 
m.  1st  Beatrice,  dau.  of  James  Spottiswoode,  Bishop  of  Clogher,  and 
2nd,  Lettice,  dau.  of  Sir  Paul  Gore,  Bart,  M.P.  for  Ballyshannon  1613. 
Mr.  Erskine's  property  was  eventually  divided  between  his  two  daus. 
Admon.  of  his  estate  granted  8  Oct.,  1662,  to  Maria  Richardson,  his  dau., 
regranted  to  Anne  Moutray  his  dau.,  22  June,  1663.  He  had  by  his 
second  wife  : — 

1.  Thomas  Erskine,  d.s.p.* 

I.  Anne  Erskine,  m.  her  cousin,  John  Moutray,  of  Aughamoyles, 
Co.  Tyrone,  and  had  a  son  : — 

James  Moutray,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Tyrone,  1682,  M.P.  for 
Augher,  1692-5,  ancestor  of  the  family  of  Moutray  of 
Favour  Royal. 
II.  Mary  Erskine,  m.  1st  Simon  Erskine,t  and  2nd  William  Richard- 

*  British  Museum,  Add  MSS.  No.  23094,  folio  22,  Betham's  Genealogical  Collns. 

I  Ditto.  Ensign  Symon  Askin  was  one  of  the  1649  ofiicers,  as  was  Lieut.  David 
Askin  (roll  ii,  membranes  111  and  112).  Capt.  James  Erskine  was  also  one  of  the 
1649  officers,  (roll  ii,  membrane  40)  and  was  entitled  to  £2076  2s.  9|d.,  which  in 
1066-7  was  vested  in  Arthur  Forbes,  Esq.,  and  Capt.  Thomas  Stuart,  apparently 
as  trustees.  Among  the  forfeiting  Proprietors  in  1057,  Co.  T3Tone,  Barony  of 
Clogher,  were  James  Eskin,  a  Scotch  Protestant  and  "  a  besiedger  of  Derry," 
;ind  Anne  Eskin,  widow  of  Archibald  Edminson.  William  Areskin  was  appointed 
Quarter  Master  to  Lord  Berkeley's  Troop  of  Horse  25  Aug.,  1663,  (Orwowrfe  MSS., 
Vol.  I,  p.  281)  disbanded  1672,  and  dead  before  29  Aug.,  1677.  Lieut.  William 
Ariskin,  will  dated  19  Nov.,  1676,  proved  in  the  Irish  Perog.  Court  2  Jan.,  1676-7, 
mentions  his  wife  Elizabeth  and  his  niece,  Martha  Cary,  otherwise  Parker.  In 
the  north  of  Ireland  the  name  Erskine  is  frequently  pronounced  Askin,  Arskin 
or  Esken  by  the  peasantry.  The  compiler  has  to  tluuik  Mr.  Erskine  West  for 
the  facts  given  in  this  note.  , 


son,*  by  which  marriage  the  Augher  estate  of  the  Er«kines 
went  to  the  family  of  Richardson-Bunbury,  Barts. 
No  further  male  descendants  of  Sir  James  Erskine  are  known. 

On  18  June,  1661,  admon  of  the  goods  of  one  James  Erskine,  late 
of  Castlewray,  Co.  Donegal,  Esq.,  dec.  intest.,  was  granted  to  Elizabeth, 
his  widow. 

At  the  end  of  the  17th  and  the  beginning  of  the  18th  centuries 
a  family  of  Erskine  was  living  on  the  Moutray  property. 

JOHN  ERSKINE,  of  Ballynany,  Co.  Tyrone,"gentlemari,  on  6  Fob., 
1718-9,  took  a  lease  of  the  lands  of  Ballynany,  in  the  parish  of  Errigal 
Keerogue,  from  James  Moutray,  of  Aughamoyles,  Co.  Tyrone,  Esq.f 
John  Erskine  and  his  wife  Mary  were  still  living  6  Nov.,  1721.  He  had 
at  least  three  sons  : — 

I.  JAMES,  of  whom  pi^sently. 

II.  John  Erskine,  living  1721. J 

III.  Alexander  Erskine,  living  1721. 

The  eldest  son  : — 

JAMES  ERSKINE,  of  Ballynany,  w.  20  Nov.,  1718,  Margaret,  dau. 
of  Alexander  Richardson,  §  of  Drum,  Co.  Tyrone,  Gent.  A  postnuptial 
settlement  II  of  the  lands  of  Ballynany  was  made  6  Nov.,  1721,  (not 
registered  till  24  May,  1727). 

James  Erskine's  will,  dated  8  June,  1738,  was  proved  in  the  diocese 
of  Armagh,  26  Feb.,  1739-40.  He  mentions  his  children  Heniy,  John, 
Margaret,  Elizabeth,  Catherine,  Lettice,  Isabel,  and  Jean,  and  his 
brother  the  Rev.  John  Erskine. 

It  is  possible  that  to  this  family  of  Erskine,  of  Ballynany  belonged 

*  William  Richardson,  according  to  Inquisitions  on  Rev.  Arch.  Erskine's 
property.  Lord  Belmore  {Pari.  Mem.  of  Fermanagh  and  Tyrone,  p.  251)  states 
that  she  married  Archibald  Richardson,  M.P.  for  Augher,  1692-5.  He  was  probably 
her  son,  named  after  his  grandfather,  Archibald  Erskine. 

t  Registry  of  Deeds,  Vol.  34,  p.  270,  No.  21546. 

X  This  2nd  son  was  the  Rev.  John  Erskine,  of  Clondehorka,  diocese  of  Raphoe, 
who  was  ordained  before  2  Sept.,  1736,  when  he  obtained  the  lands  of  Mullough 
from  Richard  Babington,  (Registry  of  Deeds).  He  lived  at  Cloonbeg,  Co.  Donegal, 
and  made  his  will  5  April,  1767,  desires  to  be  buried  beside  his  wife  in  the  Church 
of  Clondehorka,  and  mentions  his  son  Alexander  Erskine,  and  his  daus.,  Isabella 
Stewart,  Elizabeth  Erskine,  Angel  Erskine,  and  Mary  Sweny.  The  executory 
were  Andrew  Knox,  of  Prehen,  Esq.,  Charles  Stewart  of  Homhead,  Esq.,  and 
William  Hunter,  of  Massinass,  Co.  Donegal.  The  Rev.  John  Erskine  d.  Oct.,  1767, 
aged  77  [Pue's  Occ.  Oct.  20-24).  His  will  was  not  proved  in  the  diocese  of  Raphoe 
till  12  Sept.,  1785.  Angel  Erskine  was  witness  to  the  will  of  George  Babington, 
of  Derry,  12  Oct.,  1784.  The  Rev.  J.  H.  Steele,  of  Holy  Trinity,  Crom,  Co. 
Fermanagh,  who  has  compiled  a  Babington  pedigree,  thinks  it  probable  that  John 
Erskine  m.  a  dau.  of  Richard  Babington,  of  Mullough,  Co.  Derry. 

§  "  Alexander  Richardson,  of  Drom,  Gent.,"  was  among  the  inhabitants  of 
Co.  Tyrone  who  fled  from  Ireland  during  the  Revolution,  and  were  attainted  by 
James  II.  in  1689.  David  Richardson  was  High  Sheriii  Co.  Tyrone,  1743.  David 
Richardson,  of  Drum,  Co.  Tyrone,  Esq.  d.  (will  dated  21  Aug.,  1795,  proved  1 
Feb.,  1797)  having  had  by  Margaret,  his  wife,  two  sons  and  five  daus.: — (1)  WiUiam 
of  Drum,  High  Sheriff  1799,  m.  Isabella  Brady,  and  had  an  eldest  son  David. 
(2)  Benjamin,  inherited  Manor  Richardson,  Co.  Tyrone,  from  his  father.  (1) 
Jane,  m.  Charles  Colhoun,  and  d.  before  Aug.,  1795.  (2)  Elizabeth,  m.  Wilham 
Oliver.  (3)  Margaret,  m.  James  Richardson,  of  Bloomhall,  Co.  Tyrone.  (4)  Anne, 
m.  Joseph  Curry,  of  Derry.  (5)  Letitia.  Henry  James  Stuart-Richardson.  5th 
Earl  of  Castlestuart,  is  now  of  Drum  Manor,  Cookstown,  Co.  Tyrone. 

il  Registry  of  Deeds,  Vol.  54,  p.  50,  No.  34834. 


the  father  of  Robert  Erskine,  of  Cavan,  and  Archibald  Erskine, 
who  were  members  of  a  family  of  at  least  five  sons,  *  of  whom 
three  fell  fighting  for  their  country,  one  in  the  South  Seas  under 
General  Wentworth,  another  with  Wolfe  at  the  siege  of  Quebec  in  1759, 
and  another  at  Minden,  in  Prussia,  in  the  same  year.  (Statement  of 
Archibald  Erskine  in  his  application  for  admis<  ion  to  the  Royal  Hospital 
in  1794).  It  is  not  certain  which  of  the  remaining  two  brothers  was 
the  elder.     They  were  : — 

I.  ROBERT,  of  whom  presently,  p.  194. 


ARCHIBALD  ERSKINE,  Ensign  in  Lord  LlandafE's  Regt.,  and 
Paymaster  for  many  years  of  the  3rd  Horse,  (afterwards  the  6th 
Dragoon  Guards)  served  for  43  years,  1751-94,  and  took  part  in  the 
German  war.  On  17  Dec,  1794,  being  "from  Age  and  Infirmities 
(being  greatly  Afflicted  with  the  Gout  and  Rheumatism),  Rendered 
Incapable  of  further  service,"  he  applied  for  admission  as  a  decayed 
officer  to  the  Royal  Hospital,  Kilmainham,  Dublin,  and  was  elected  in 
place  of  Capt.  Hans  Hamilton,  deceased.  In  his  application  for  admission 
he  urged  as  one  of  his  qualifications,  "  that  the  family  of  Memorialist 
were  Constantly  Devoted  to  his  Majesty,"  and  mentioned  his  three 
brothers  killed  in  action,  see  above.  ("  Capt.  Arch.  Erskine  "  was 
Agent  for  Hospitals,  Army  Medical  Board,  Dublin,  in  1808.  Dublin 
Mmanach  that  year.)  He  d.  at  the  Royal  Hospital,  16  Jan.,  1811. 
He  m.  Jane  Paget,t  and  had,  with  two  daus.,  who  both  d.  unm.,  a  son 
and  a  dau.,  \dz.  : — 

I.  James  Erskine,  C.B.,  Colonel  in  the  army,  12  Aug.,  1819,  Lieut.- 
Col.  48th  Regt.,  20  June,  1811,  Lieutenant-Governor  of  New 
South  Wales,  1817-23,  A.D.C.  to  the  King,  (George  III.),  25 
Julv,  1808,  Lieut.  22nd  Regt.,  31  Dec,  1791  :  Capt.  16  Nov., 
1794.  Major  (brevet)  15  Dec.  1803,  Major,  48th  Regt.,  14  Feb., 
1805,  Lieut.-Col.  (brevet)  25  July,  1810,  C.B.,  14  June,  1815. 
He  was  slightly  wounded  at  the  Douro,  near  Oporto,  1808, 
and  was  severely  wounded  at  Badajoz,  (medal,  mentioned 
in  Wellington's  despatches  from  the  camp  before  Badajoz, 
18  July,  1812).  Colonel  Erskine  m.  1st,  Miss  Jones,  and  2nd, 
Sarah,  sister  of  Anne,  Marchioness  of  Winchester,  and  dau. 
of  John  Andrews,  of  Shotley  Hall,  Northumberland.  J  He 
made  his  will  13  Sept.,  1822,  at  Sydney,  New  South  Wales, 
and  mentioned  his  property  named  Erskine  Park,  in  that 
colony.  He  d.  7  June,  1825,  having  had  by  his  second  wife, 
who  d.  at  We>^nouth,  15  May,  1860,  aged  86,  four  sons  and 
three  daus.  : — 

1.  Archibald  Erskine,  Lieut.-Colonel  45th  Regt.,  14  April, 
1846,  w.  31  March,  1846,  Augusta  Pratt,  3rd  dau.  of  the 
Hon.  Sir  William  Oldnall-Russell,  D.C.L.,  Chief  Justice 
of  Bengal,  by  Louisa  Maria,  elder  dau.  of  John  Lloyd- 
Williams,  of  Gwernant  Park,  Cardiganshire,  and  Aldor- 
brook  Hall,  Carmarthenshire,  by  Martha  Louisa,  second 
dau.  of    Morley  Pendred-Saunders,  of  Saunders  Grove, 

*  Tradition  states  that  tliere  were  sevcu  sons,  all  in  the  army.  James  Erskine 
was  Ensign  in  10th  Foot  27th  May,  1758,  in  Ireland.  James  Arskin,  Lieut.  103rd 
Foot,  disbanded  1783. 

t  Information  from  the  late  General  Erskine. 

J  Surtees'  History  of  Dvrhiim,  iv.,   145. 


Liircl  Liuiiliitf'.s  Regiincnt. 
Fivin  a  Mitlidturc  hi  the  jiu-i'^v^sioii  of  ILixs  Surah  E/ski/n;  Vt'rijiiunilti. 


Lieutenaiit-Guvernoi-  of  Xew  South  Wales. 
From  a  Miniature  in  the  jMSses&ion  uf  Minn  Marian  Erskinc,  Chelsea. 

To  face  p.  190. 


Co.  WickloWj  by  Lady  Martha  Stratford,  dau.  of  John, 
1st  Earl  of  Aldborough.  Colonel  Erskine  d.  at  the  Cape 
of  Good  Hope,  18  July,  1848,  and  his  widow  ni.  2nd, 
13  Feb.,  1851,  the  Rev.  Charles  Compton  Domvile, 
Rector  of  Nettleton,  Wilts,  nephew  of  Sir  Compton 
Domvile,  Bart.,  M.P.,  of  Santry  Court,  Co.  Dublin. 
She  d.  25  April,  1890,  and  Mr.  Domvile  d.  16  May,  1898. 

2.  James  Andrews  Erskine,  Lieut.  48th  Regt.,  killed  in  action, 

m  the  expedition  against  the  Rajah  of  Coorg,  Madras, 
April.  1834. 

3.  John  Erskine,  Capt.  17th  Regt.,  m.  at  Cheltenham,  27  Nov., 

1845,  Lucy,  youngest  dau.  of  the  Very  Rev.  Joseph 
Palmer,  M.A.,  Dean  of  Cashel,  brother  of  Mary, 
Marchioness  of  Thomond,  and  nephew  of  Sir  Joshua 
Reynolds.  Capt.  Erskine  d.  11  Jan.,  1855,  and  his 
widow  d.  24  April.  1860. 

4.  George  Erskine,   General  in   the  army,   and  Colonel  suc- 

cessivelv  of  the  Argvll  and  Sutherland  Highlanders 
(1888-95),  and  the  33rd  West  Riding  Regt.  (1895-7), 
h.  24  Feb.,  1815,  Ensign  33rd  Regt.,  17  Aug.,  1832, 
Lieut.-Colonel,  26  Oct.,  1855,  Colonel,  12  Aug.,  1860, 
Major-General  6  March,  1868,  Lieut.-General,  1  Oct., 
1877,  General,  1  July,  1881,  served  with  the  33rd  Regt. 
in  the  Eastern  Campaign  of  1854-5,  including  the  Battle 
of  lukerman  and  the  Siege  of  Sebastopol.  He  commanded 
the  piquets  of  the  Light  Division,  14  Oct.,  1854,  when  they 
repulsed  the  enemy's  attack;  (mentioned  in  despatches, 
medal  with  two  clasps,  brevet  of  Lieut.-Col.,  5th  Class 
of  the  Medjidie,  and  Turkish  medal).  General  Erskine 
m.  18  Aug.,  1855,  Frances  Ellen,  third  dau.  of  John 
Slater,  J.P.,  of  Carlisle,  and  d.  7  Oct.,  1897.  leaving  by 
her,  who  d.  19  March,  1894,  two  children  : — 

(1.)  Archibald  James  Erskine,  Colonel  (brevet)  Armv- 
Service  Corps.  4  April,  1905,  h.  14  Feb.,  1858,  m. 
7  April,  1886,  Ellen  Blanche,  second  dau.  of  Colonel 
John  Draper,  Army  Service  Corps,  Asst.  Adj.  Gen, 
at  Gibraltar. 

(1.)  Sarah  Ellen  Erskine,  m.  14  June,  1902,  Samuel  Ward. 

1.  Elizabeth  Jane    Erskine,  d.  unm.  at  Weymouth,  15  Jan., 


2.  Araminta  Erskine,  d.  unm.  at  Weymouth,  29  Aug.,  1885, 

aged  77. 

3.  Sarah  Erskine,  h.  3  Jan.,  1811,  Kving  ia08. 

Araminta  Erskine,  m.  at  Cavan,  18  May,  1816,  Patterson  O'Hara, 
Lieut.  59th  Regt.,  2  Sept.,  1812,  half  pay  25  March,  1816, 
afterwards  Cavan  Militia,  of  York  St.,  Dublin,  and  by  him, 
who  served  at  Waterloo,  and  d.  25  Aug.,  1850,  had  at  her 
death,  5  June,  1860,  an  only  child  : — 

Jane  O'Hara,  w.  20  April,  1841,  Robert  Conway  Hickson, 
of  Fermoyle,  Co.  Kerry,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff,  Co.  Kerry, 
1855,  and  d.  10  March,  1889,  having  had  by  him,  who 
d.  4  Nov.,  1878,  issue  : — 


(1.)  James  Robert  Conway  Hickson,  Lieut.  R.A.,  b. 
2  Jan.,  1844,  d.  unm.  at  Madras,  30tli  June,  1868. 

(2.)  Patterson  O'Hara  Hickson,  of  Fermoyle,  J.P.,  Co. 
Kerry,  6.  5  Oct.,  1845,  d.  28  Sept.,  1879. 

(3.)  Robert  Conway  Hickson,  6.  17  Sept.,  1847,  d.  28 
Feb.,  1850. 

(4.)  George  Archibald  Erskine  Hickson,  of  Fermoyle, 
J.P.,  Co.  Kerry,  B.A.,T.C.D.,  C.E.,  6.  21  Nov.,  1854, 
m.  26  Jan.,  1884,  Lina,  youngest  dau.  of  Mahony 
Harte,  of  Rockfield,  Co.  Kerry,  Barrister-at-law, 
and  has  issue  : — 

i.  Robert  Conway  Hickson,  h.  26  Oct.,  1884. 
ii.  George   Lionel    O'Hara    Hickson,    h.    6    March, 
(1.)  Araminta    Theresa    Hickson,    m.    20    Sept.,     1865, 
John  Coote  Ovens,  J.P.,  of  Aughnagaddy  House,  and 
KUlybegs,  Co.  Donegal,  only  son  of  the  Rev.  James 
Montgomery  Ovens,  Rector  of  Inniskeel,  Co.  Donegal, 
by  Emily,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Joseph  Welsh,  Rector  of 
Killatee,  same  Co.,  and  by  him,  who  d.  29  May,  1894, 
had  (with  John  Coote,  Emily,  and  Mary  Charlotte, 
who  d.  young)  issue  : — 

i.  James  Hickson  Ovens,  Capt.  Donegal  Artillery, 
Asst.  Inspector  Gold  Coast  Constabulary,  rf., 
in  Africa,  1892,  aged  25. 

ii.  Robert  Montgomery  Ovens,  Major  38th  (1st  Batt. 
South  Staffordshire)  Regt.,  6.  3  July,  1868, 
served  in  Egypt,  India  and  Burmah  as  Adjutant 
of  the  (80th)  2nd  Batt.  S.  Staffordshire  Regt., 
and  subsequently  on  the  Staff  in  India  as 
Station  Staff  Officer,  1st  Class  Deputy-Asst.- 
Adj.-Gen.  for  Musketry,  Deputy-Asst.-Qr.-Mr.- 
Gen.  and  Brigade-Major,  and  is  at  present 
commanding  the  Depot  S.  Staffordshire  Regt. 
at  Lichfield. 

iii.  Edward  O'Hara  Ovens,  h.  18  July,  1875,  d. 
13  March,  1870. 

iv.  Lionel  WilHam  Van   Ovens,   R.N.R.,   h.   Sept., 

i.  Florence  Araminta  Ovens,  d.  12  Oct.,  1870. 

ii.  Leila  Elinor  Ovens,  m.  26  April,  1897,  the  Rev. 
Edmond  Lombard,  B.A.,  then  Incumbent  of 
Glen  Alia,  Co.  Donegal,  son  of  the  Rev. 
John  Lombard,  Rector  of  Booterstown,  Co. 
Dublin,  by  Maria  Jane,  dau.  of  the  Rev. 
George  Vaughan  Hart,  of  Glen  Alia  House, 
Co.  Donegal. 

iii.  Minnie  Frances  Ovens,  m.  29  April,  1890, 
Edmund  Christopher  Mansfield,  of  Ardrummon 
House,  Co.  Donegal,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff.  Co. 
Donegal,   1906,  fourth  son  of  Francis  Mans- 


field,  of  Ardrummon,  J.P,,  D.L.,  by  Mary,  dau. 
of  Sir  Samuel  Hayes,  Bart.,  of  Drumboe 
Castle,  same  Co.  He  d.  22  Feb.,  1007,  having 
had  issue : — 

i.  Edmund   Francis   Hayes   Mansfield,   6.    11 
Nov.,  1891. 

ii.  James   Alexander    Mansfield,   b.    21    Feb., 

iii.  Richard   George   Henrv  Mansfield,    b.     24 
Oct.,  1894. 

i.  Muriel  Mary  Mansfield. 

iv.  Florence  May  Ovens,  m.  1st,  7  Nov.  1893,  John 
Knox  Mitchell,  eldest  son  of  J.  K.  Mitchell, 
of  Belfast,  and  had  a  dau.  : — 

Dorothy  May  Mitchell. 

She  m.  2nd,  29  May,  li'OO,  Major  Robert 
Laurence  Ball  Steele,  Royal  Inniskilling 
Fusiliers,  (retired),  son  of  Robert  Ball  Steele, 
of  Rathbride,  Co.  Kildare,  and  has  a  son  : — 

Robert  Montgomery  Ball  Steele,  b.  7  Nov., 

(2.)  Jane  Sarah  Victoria  Hickson,  m.  1st  15  Sept.,  1870, 
Robert  John  Fitzgerald  Day,  of  Beaufort  House,  Co. 
Kerry,  J.P.,  Lieut.  75th  Regt.,  son  of  the  Rev. 
John  Robert  Fitzgerald  Day,  M.A.,  of  Beaufort,  by 
Lucy  Jane,  dau.  of  the  Ven.  William  Thompson, 
Archdeacon  of  Cork,  Mr.  Day  d.  15  March,  1883, 
having  had  issue  : — 

i.  John  Robert  Conway  Fitzgerald  Day,  b.  3  Nov., 


ii.  Richard  Francis     O'Hara    Fitzgerald    Day,  b. 
3  Nov.,  1881. 

i.  Maude  Philippa  Day. 
She  m.  2nd,  22  Oct.    1884,  Ernest  de  Lautour,  and 
had  further  issue  : — 

iii.  William  Bertrand  de  Lautour,  b.  18  Aug.,  1885. 
She  m.  3rd,  5  July,  1905,  Walter  Proctor  Ryland, 
2nd  son  of  Thomas  Ryland,  J.P.,  D.L.,  of  the 
Redlands,  Erdington,  Birmingham. 

(3.)  Theresa  Georgina  Adelaide  Hickson,  m.  16  Sept., 
1880,  the  Rev.  Joseph  Rogerson  Edmond  Cotter 
Hodgins,  M.A.,  Vicar  of  St.  James',  Birkdale,  South- 
port,  and  Hon.  Canon  of  Liverpool,  son  of  the  Rev. 
Edward  Pringle  Hodgins,  D.D.,  by  Margaret  Anna, 
dau.  of  the  Rev.  Joseph  Rogerson  Cotter,  grandson  of 
Sir  James  Cotter,  Bart.,  of  Rockforest,  Co.  Cork,  M.P. 
for  Askeaton,  1761-8.     Issue  : — 

i.  Edward  Arthur  Hodgins,  &.  May,  1885,  d.  Dec. 

ii.  Edmond  Cotter  Hodgins,  b.  9  March,  1891. 
i.  Sydney  Margaret  O'Hara  Hodgins. 



ii.  Violet  Hodgins,  d.  Jan.,  1884. 
iii.  Vera  Mary  Theresa  Hodgins. 
iv.  Muriel  Hodgins,  d.  Feb.,  1893. 

V.  Mildred  Josephine  Hodgins. 

(4.)  Sarah  Maria  Norris  Hickson,  m.  26  April,  1881,  Capt. 
James  Coulton,  Royal  Munster  Fusiliers,  son  of  James 
Calthrop  Coulton,  of  Kingsbridge,  Devon,  Surgeon, 
and  d.  28  March,  1896,  having  had  issue  : — 

i.  Avice  Mary  Coulton. 

ii.  Margery  Conway  Coulton. 

The  brother  of  Archibald  Erskine  (p.  190),  was  : — 

EGBERT  ERSKINE,  of  Cavan,  m.  18  May,  1765,  Elizabeth,  eldest 
dau.  of  Josiah  Parr,*  of  Cavan,  son  of  Bernard  Parr.  Josiah  Parr,  by 
his  will,  dated  20  March,  1766,  and  proved  13  Dec,  1766,  left  to  his 
dau.  Elizabeth,  and  his  son-in-law,  Robert  Arskin,  all  his  estate  on 
the  south  side  of  Cavan.  Mr.  Erskine  d.  27  Feb.,  1812,  having  had  by 
her,  who  d.  27  July,  1802,  aged  65,  four  sons  and  two  daus.  : — 

I.  JOSIAH  ERSKINE,  (Rev.),  educated  at  Cavan,  under  the  Rev. 
C.  Meares,  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  4  Nov.,  1783,  aged 
16,  B.A.  1789,  letters  of  orders  as  deacon  6  Feb.,  1790,  and 
priest  19  Feb.,  1792,  Curate  of  Drumlane,  Vicar  of  Denn  10 
Oct.,  1812,  Rector  of  Knockbride,  Co.  Cavan,  23  April,  1813, 
m.  1799,  Marianne,  dau.  of  Henry  Swanzy,  of  Avelreagh,  Co. 
Monaghan,  by  Anne,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  Vicar 
of  Ahamplish,  and  d.  1  Feb.,  1819,  having  had  issue,  for  whom 

*  Among  the  Cromwellian  Depositions,  preserved  in  the  Library,  Trinity 
College,  Dublin,  is  one  of  Elizabeth  Parr,  of  Aghreylowes  (?),  Co.  Cavan,  widow, 
sworn  22  [illegible)  1641  [-2  ?].  She  states  "  That  about  the  24th  of  October  last 
this  deponents  husband,  William  Parr,  and  shee  the  deponent  at  Aghreylowes 
aforesaid  had  their  house  broken  open  and  seased  upon  by  the  Rebells,  and  were 
by  them  the  said  Rebells  spoiled,  robbed  or  were  despoiled  of  their  goods  and 
chattells  to  the  value  following.  In  beaste  cattell,  hoarse  and  sheep  howsehold 
goods,  etc.,  etc.  .  .  .  ,  and  saith  that  the  stripping  of  her  husband  and  4  children 
did  much  forward  their  deathes."  Endorsed  on  a  lease  of  the  lands  of  Killyfanna 
Co.  Cavan,  24  Dec,  1719,  Whyte  to  Cottingham,  is  a  memorandum  by  Francis 
Whyte,  dated  II  Sept.,  1749,  to  the  effect  that  the  life  of  Bernard  Parr,  son  of 
John  Parr,  of  Purgreen,  Co.  Cavan,  be  inserted  instead  of  Henry  Green,  of  Dres- 
ternan,  dec.  (deed  in  possession  of  Mrs.  Swanzy,  Ivy  Lodge,  Newry). 

There  is  a  Kilmore  and  Ardagh  marriage  licence,  2  Feb.,  1718-9,  between 
Robert  Smyth,  of  Longford,  and  Alice  Parr  of  Cavan.  Miss  Marian  Erskine, 
Chelsea,  has  a  commission,  dated  22  March,  1756,  in  the  29th  year  of  His  Majesty's 
Reign,  appointing  Josiah  Parr  to  be  Ensign  in  the  Independent  Company  of 
Militia  Foot  in  the  County  of  Cavan.  It  is  on  a  printed  form,  and  the  first  two 
figures  of  the  date  of  the  year  are  printed  "  16,"  but  "  the  29th  year  of  His 
Majesty's  Reign  "  fixes  the  time  as  George  II. 'e  reign.  Josiah  Parr  drew  up  a 
list  of  the  marriages  and  births  in  his  family,  which  is  still  preserved.  He  m.  1st 
29  Nov.,  "  St.  Andrew's  Eve,"  1738,  Margaret  Parr,  who  "  was  Boarn  28th 
September  at  10  of  the  clock  in  the  morning,  Being  Monday,  1719."  By  her, 
who  d.  22  July,  1762,  he  had  three  sons  and  four  daus.  (1.)  Bernard  Parr,  b.  18 
Jan.,  1741,  (2)  Thomas  Parr,  b.  5  Nov.,  1748.    (3)  Josiah  Parr,  6.  12  March,  1752. 

(1)  Elizabeth  Parr,  b.  5  Nov.,  1739,  w.  18  May,  1765,  Robert  Erskine,  see  above. 

(2)  Jane  Parr,  6.  31  May,  1744.  (3)  Leah  Parr,  b.  16  Aug.,  1746,  buried  at  Cavan, 
20  Feb.,  1815.  (4)  Anne  Parr,  b.  8  Jan.,  1759,  m.  Ralph  Foster,  and  had  an  only 
child,  Margaret  Foster,  d.  unm.,  Sept.,  1859.  Josiah  Parr  m.  2nd  17  Nov.,  1765, 
Elizabeth  Weaver,  of  Tully,  Co.  Cavan,  "  with  a  fortune  of  1500/."  (Pile's 
Occurrences,  23  Nov.).  His  will,  dated  20  March,  1766,  was  proved  same  j'ear, 
witnesses  Thomas  Parr,  Henry  Parr,  John  Parr.  He  was  apparently  survived 
by  only  three  of  his  children,  Elizabeth,  Leah  and  Anne,  who  were  his  heirs. 


see  pp.  119-123.  His  portrait  is  in  the  possession  of  Mrs. 
Swanzy,  Ivy  Lodge,  Newry,  and  his  wife's  miniature  is  at 
The  Yews,  Newry. 

II.  Moutray  Erskine,  of  Cavan,  6.  22  Dec,  1769,  m.  Elizabeth  Jane, 
sister  of  Henry  Bevan  Wilson-Slator,  of  Whitchill,  Co.  Long- 
ford, and  Belleville,  Co.  Meath,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff  Co.  Longford, 
1851,  and  youngest  dau.  of  Thomas  Wilson,  M.U.,  of  Corric- 
kane,  Co.  Cavan,  by  Mary,  dau.  of  AlexaJider  Slator,  of  White- 
hill.  Mr.  Erskine  d.  1820,  having  had  by  her  (who  m.  2nd 
1827,  the  Rev.  Robert  Thomas  Bell)  six  children  • — 

1.  Robert  St.  John  Erskine,  b.  1810,  d.  unm. 

2.  Moutray  Erskine,  of  Cavan,  SoHcitor,  h.  1812,  m.  2  Nov., 

1847,  Elizabeth,  youngest  dau.  of  Robert  Baker,  of  Anna, 
Co.  Cavan,  by  his  wife,  dau.  of  Robert  Bell  Booth,  of 
Drumcarbin,  Co.  Cavan.  Mr.  Erskine  d.s.f.  13  Oct.,  1851, 
and  his  widow  ni.  2nd,  4  Aug.,  1853,  her  cousin  George 
Carmichael.  eldest  son  of  John  Carmichael,  by  Jane 
Amelia,  2nd  dau.  of  Robert  Bell  Booth.  He  d.  25  Jan., 

3.  Thomas  W.  Erskine,  h.  1816,  d.  unm. 

1.  Margaret  Mary  Erskine,  m.  16  A.pril,  1825,  William  Bell, 
of  The  Rocks,  Crossdoney,  Co.  Cavan,  brother  of  Lieut.- 
General  Sir  George  Bell,  K.C.B.,  and  son  of  George  Bell, 
of  Bell  View,  Co.  Cavan,  by  Catherine,  dau.  of  Dominick 
Nugent,  M.P.  She  d.  11  Sept.,  1894,  aged  about  88,  and 
her  husband  cZ.  18  May,  1883,  leaving  one  son  and  two 
daus.: — 
(1.)  WilHam  Bell,  d.  19  May,  1884. 

(1.)  Catherine  Georgina  Bell,  m.  26  Sept.,  1850,  William 
Bacon,  of  Lunces  Hall,  Wivelsfield,  Sussex,  and  d. 
16  April,  1889,  leaving  issue  : — 

i.  William  Bacon,  of  Horsham,  h.  29  June,  1855, 
m.  13  Oct.,  1886,  Mary  Helena  Frederica,  dau. 
of  Richard  Newbery  Coles,  of  Priors  Court, 
near  Newbury,  Berks.,  and  has  : — 

1.  William  Bell  Bacon,  h.  29  Sept.,  1887. 

1.  Muriel  Iris  Bacon. 

i.  Beatrice  Margaret  Ann  Bacon,  m.  19  Sept.,  1882, 
John  Saxby,  eldest  son  of  John  Saxby,  of  Cold 
Harbour  Park,  Wivelsfield,  and  by  him,  who 
d.  Nov.,  1905,  has  :— 

1.  Guy  Harold  Bacon  Saxby,  h.  2  Nov.,  1888. 

1.  Irene  Catherine  Hannah  Saxby. 

ii.  Catherine  Georgina  Bacon. 

(2.)  Elizabeth  Jane  Bell,  m.  1859,  the  Hon.  Levi  Ruggles 
Church,  Q.C.,  Judge  of  the  Court  of  Queen's  Bench 
in  Canada,  formerly  Attorney- General  for  Canada, 
and  by  him,  who  d.  30  Aug.,  1892,  had,  with  another 
son,  who  d.  unm.,  issue  : — 
i.  Athol  B.  R.  Church,  d. 

i.  Maude  Church,  m.  Oscar  Campbell,  New  York. 

X  2 


ii.  Mildred   Church,    m.    James   George,    Solicitor, 

iii.  Bernice  Church,  Mrs.  Gardiner. 

2.  Mary  Erskine,  m.  1st,  Henry  Wilton,  of  Omard,  Co.  Cavan, 

and  had  an  only  child  : — 

(1.)  Thomas    Henry    Wilton,    of    Omard,    Lieut.    Cavan 
Militia,  d.  utun. 
She  m.  2nd,  William  LesHe,  of  Cootehill,  J.P.,  High  Sheriff 
Co.  Cavan  1875,  and  d.  7  June,  1877,  leaving  by  him, 
who  d.  1880,  further  issue  : — 

(2.)  William  Henry  Moutray  Leslie,  J.P.,  High  Sherifi 
Co.  Cavan,  1882,  Major  Cavan  Mihtia,  h.  1846,  d.  unm. 
19  Nov.,  1899. 

(1.)  Araminta  Erskine  Leslie,  m.  27  Aug.,  1879,  Thomas 
Cunningham,  J.P.,  of  Belfast,  who  d.  I  Aug.,  1895, 
and  had  an  only  child  : — 

Edith  Mary  Leslie  Cunningham,  m.  30  Jan., 
1906,  Thomas  Hamilton  Moore,  of  Billown, 
Isle  of  Man,  and  d.  4  June,  1906,  leaving  a 
son  : — 

Thomas   George  Henry  Maurice  Moore,  6. 
18  May,  1906. 

3.  Elizabeth  Jane  Erskine,  m.   1st,  23  Dec,   1842,  William 

Alexander  Dougall,  M.D.,  and  2nd Sheehan. 

III.  Robert  Erskine,  Major  4th  Regt.,  25  April,  1826,  served  in  the 
Peninsular  war,  and  was  present  at  Badajoz  and  Salamanca  ; 
also  served  in  America,  severely  wounded  in  the  action  near 
New  Orleans,  8  Jan.,  1815.  He  d.  at  Gibraltar,  1828,  lea^^ng 
by  his  will  dated  22  Dec,  1818,  his  property  to  his  sister 
Araminta,  and  his  niece  Anne  Erskine,  afterwards  Mrs. 
Swanzy,  see  p.  121.  His  miniature  is  in  the  possession  of  Miss 
Marian  Erskine,  London. 

IV.  William  Erskine,  of  Cavan,  2nd  Lieut.  Cavan  Militia,  22  Oct., 
1796,  Treasurer  of  Co.  Cavan  for  nearly  thirty  years,  and 
Bishop's  Registrar  for  Kilmore,  d.  unm.  21  March,  1841.  A 
miniature  of  him  is  at  Ivy  Lodge,  Newry. 

I    Margaret  Erslrine,  b.  27  Feb.,  1766,  d.  unm.  at    Mallow,  Co. 

II.  Araminta  Erskine,  d.   unm.   at  Cavan,  Nov.,  1852,  aged  84, 

miniature  at  Ivy  Lodge,  Newry. 



Conway  Benning,  1737-1823,  see  p.  154. 
By  his  descendant,  Conway  Dighton. 

Conway  Benning's  birthplace  and  parentage  are  both  unknown.  On 
the  supposition  that  he  may  have  belonged  to  the  Bennings  of  Willes- 
den,  mentioned  in  the  Visitation  of  Middlesex  (16G3),  search  has  been 
made  for  his  baptism  at  Ealing  and  Willesden  in  vain ;  and,  finding 
from  the  Gentleman's  Magazine  that  a  Rev,  William  Benning  died 
Vicar  of  Abington,  near  Cambridge,  in  1753,  I  made  inquiries  there, 
also  to  no  purpose. 

He  entered  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  as  a  Pensioner,  Sept.  3,  1755, 
there  being  no  mention  in  the  Matriculation  Book  (p.  225)  of  his  age] 
parentage,  or  place  of  birth.  He  had  been  educated  by  Mr.  Arthur' 
and  his  College  tutor  was  Francis  Andrews,  afterwards  Provost. 

He  graduated  B.A.  1760,  LL.B.  and  LL.D.,  1776,  and  is  said,  I  know 
not  on  what  authority,  to  have  been  tutor  to  Lord  Moira.  He  was 
admitted  Deacon  at  Belfast  by  William,  Bishop  of  Down,  June  7 
1760,  and  ordained  Priest  at  the  same  place,  1761.  On  June  8,  1763 
he  was  instituted  to  the  Vicarage  of  Glenavy,  Camolin,  and  Tuliyrush 
diocese  of  Connor,  Patron  the  Marquis  of  Hertford,  where  he  stayed 
till  1770,  in  which  year,  on  May  5,  he  was  collated  to  the  Rectory  of 
Donaghcloney,  the  Rectory  of  Magherally,  and  the  Archdeaconry  of 
Dromore.  In  these  preferments  he  remained  7  years.  He  resigned 
the  Archdeaconry  in  1777  (Cotton's  Fasti,  III.,  297),  and  in  that  year 
was  travelling  on  the  Continent.  In  Nash's  Historical  and  Genealogical 
Records,  quoted  in  a  Memoir  of  the  great  Duke  of  Wellington's  Birth 
and  School  Days  in  the  Illustrated  London  News  of  Dec.  11,  1852,  it  is 
stated  by  the  Rev.  R.  Butler  "  that  when  the  future  Duke  was  a  boy 
at  Anjers  Military  College,  the  late  Dr.  Benning  when  travelling  with 
Lord  Blayney  "  (the  10th  Baron,  who  d.  a  minor,  1781)  "  asked  the 
head  of  that  establishment  if  he  had  any  English  boys  of  promise  under 
his  care,  and  he  replied  that  he  had  one  English  boy  of  great  promise 
of  the  name  of  Wesley,  the  son  of  Lord  Mornington." 

On  March  7,  1778,  he  was  instituted  to  the  Vicarage  of  Rathmolyon, 
diocese  of  Meatli,  which  he  held  for  the  rest  of  his  life,  as  stated  in  a 
copy  of  his  memorial  tablet  in  Rathmolyon  Church. 

Dr.  Benning  was  a  member  of  the  Amicable  Annuity  Company  of 
Newry,  Co.  Down,  admitted  1  Aug.,  1770. 

It  is  clear  that  he  followed  the  fashion  of  his  day  in  being  non-resident, 
keeping  a  curate  at  Rathmolyon,  while  he  himself  lived  chiefly  at 
Kilroot,  a  place  about  2|  miles  from  Carrickfergus,  on  Belfast  Lough. 
His  name  only  occurs  ten  times  in  his  parish  register  as  performing 
occasional  duties  between  1815  and  1821.  He  d.  30  March  (Easter  Day), 
1823,  in  his  86th  year,  and  was  buried  at  Rathmolyon.  He  left  directions 
that  he  should  lie  beside  his  wife,  whom  he  had  caused  to  be  buried 


oa  the  eastern  side  of  the  churchyard  as  a  protest  against  a  belief  of 
his  poorer  Roman  Catholic  neighbours  that  the  souls  of  those  thus  buried 
remained  long  in  Purgatory.  In  consequence  of  a  subsequent  restoration 
and  enlargement  of  the  church  towards  the  east  the  bodies  of  the  Arch- 
deacon and  his  wife  now  repose  in  what  is  the  aisle  of  the  present 
edifice.  A  mural  tablet  to  their  memory  is  in  the  north  transept.  It 
calls  Conway  Benning  "  a  distinguished  Scholar,  an  Eloquent  preacher, 
a  pious  Minister."  He  w.  Anne,  dau.  of  Henry  Ellis,  of  Prospect, 
Carrickfergus,  Co.  Antrim,  and  by  her,  who  d.  5  Sept.,  1819,  in  her 
76th  year,  he  had  two  sons  and  three  daus.  : — 

I.  Conway  Benning,  entered  the  Royal  Artillery  in  Ireland,  as  Lieut. 

25  July,  1795  ;  was  stationed  at  Dundalk  on  Jan.  1,  1800, 
as  appears  from  a  letter  of  his  to  one  of  his  sisters.  After- 
wards he  was  transferred  to  the  Infantry,  and  as  Capt.  2nd 
Batt.  66th  Foot,  he  was  killed  at  Albuera,  16  May,  1811. 
H.R.H.  the  Duke  of  York  wrote  to  his  father  : — "  Horse 
Guards,  12  Nov.,  1813.  Sir,  The  Prince  Regent  having  been 
graciously  pleased  to  command  in  the  name  and  on  behalf 
of  His  Majesty,  that  the  officers  present  at  the  Battle  of 
Albuera  should  be  permitted  to  bear  a  medal  commemorative 
of  that  Victory,  I  have  to  transmit  to  you  the  medal  which 
would  have  been  conferred  upon  the  late  Captain  Conway 
Benning,  of  the  2nd  battalion,  66th  Regt.  of  foot,  and  which  the 
Prince  Regent  has  been  pleased  to  direct  should  be  deposited 
with  his  family  as  a  token  of  the  respect  which  His  Royal 
Highness  entertains  for  the  memory  of  that  officer.  I  am, 
Sir,  Yrs.  Frederick,  Commander  in  Chief." 

II.  James  Benning,  m.  at  St.   Peter's,   Dublin,   13    Sept.,    1801, 

Charlotte,  sister  of  Frederick  Berry,  of  Birr,  King's  Co.  She 
d.  his  widow  10  Jan.,  1830. 

I.  Eleanor  Benning,  m.  22  May,  1795,  Noah  Webb  Dalway,  of 
Ballyhill,  otherwise  Bellahill,  near  Carrickfergus,  M.P.  for 
Carrickfergus,  1799-1801,  and  1801-2,  and  had  issue,  for  whom 
see  Burke's  Landed  Gentry,  1863. 

II.  Millicent  Mary  Benning,  m.  14  Nov.,  1798,  Samuel  Allen,  M.D., 
son  of  Samuel  Allen,  of  Lisconnan,  Co.  Antrim,  (see  McSkimin's 
History  of  Carrickfergus,  3rd  edition,  p.  305).  They  had  ten 
children  : — (1)  Samuel,  who  has  left  a  M.S.  accoimt  of  his 
tour  in  Palestine  in  1826.  He  d.  in  Paris.  (2)  Henry  Ellis 
Allen  (father  of  Samuel  Allen,  now  of  Lisconnan,  J.P.,  High 
Sheriff  Co.  Antrim,  1886,  Henry  Allen,  C.E.,  now  in  Canada, 
Marcus  Allen,  Surgeon  late  R.A.,  and  George  Burgess  Allen, 
Colonel  R.A.  retired).  (3)  George  Allen,  of  Geelong,  Australia, 
d.  Dec,  1898.  (4)  Conway  James  Allen.  (5)  Thomas  Allen. 
(1)  Anne  Allen,  m.  Edmond  Douglas,  and  had  issue.  (2)  Ellen 
Allen,  d.  iinm.  (3)  Amelia  Allen,  d.  umn.  (4)  Jane  Allen,  d. 
unm.  (5)  Frances  Allen,  m.  4  Dec,  1849,  the  Rev,  Charles 
Edward  Dighton,  B.A.,  Vicar  of  Maisemore,  Glouc,  and  d.  28 
March,  1897,  leaving  issue,  of  whom  the  third  son  is  Conway 
Dighton,  the  compiler  of  the  above  account  of  his  great- 
grandfather, Conway  Benning. 

III.  Jane  Benning,  m.  Sept.,  1800,  Thomas  Higinbotham,  of  Dublin, 
and  had  issue,  for  whom  see  p.  154. 


Names  of  persons  not  related  to  some  member  of  the  family  (c  a  Dean  Swift 
p.  12),  are  not  indexed. 

Where  a  name  is  mentioned  incidentally,  {e.g.  Rev.  Andrew  Nixon,  p.  99) 
it  is  not  indexed.  ' 

^  JJ^®  names  included  in  the  extracts  from  parish  registers  given  in  Appendix 
VIII.,  are  not  indexed. 




.       139 




.        125 




.  67,  91 

Battye,    . 




B&ttye,  see  Trevc 


Adams,    . 

.   78,  80,   103 





Baylis,     . 






Adlam,    . 






Beatty,    . 



.        151 


9,  41,  80 

Alcock.    . 

.     70,  72,  74 

Becher,    . 



78,  191 



Allen,       . 


Bedell,     . 


AUin,       . 




Allison,    . 










Belany,    . 



2,  33,  106 






41,  179 






.     77,  78,  90 




.94,  95 


154,  197,   198 


.       188 

Benton,  . 


Argyll,     . 



40,  86,  146 

Ariskin,  . 






71,   ] 

07,   142,  159 



Arskin,    . 




Amot,     . 

.        125 


126,  166,  174.  198 


.       182 

Bessborough,    . 




Biddall,  . 



.       142 

Biggs.      . 


Aston,     . 


Billing,    . 



.  36,  37 


.        157 


.       124 



Atrutel,  . 


Bimey,    . 





57,   134 

Austen,   . 


Blake,      . 

.      24,  69.  76,  1.35 




.       179 


.       117 


19,  40 



Blimt,      . 

131,  132 


.       189 

Bohn,      . 


Bacon,     . 


Boland,   . 




Bolton,    . 

109,  185 

Baillie     '. 


Bond,      . 

.     39,  41,  55 

Baker,     . 

40,  195 

Booth,     . 



.       116 

Booth,  see  Gore-] 





66,  167 

Bannerman,     . 


Bovell,     . 


Barbut,  . 


Boyd,      . 

99,  102,  103 

Barklie,  . 

154,  155,  156 

Boyle,     . 




Boyne,     . 


Barry,  see  Smi 







.  29,  30 

Barton,   . 


56,  157,  170    1 






Brady 119,  189 

Clarke,    . 

23,   103 






.       113 


62,  149 



Cliffe,       . 

.  30,  31 



Coane,     . 


Britton,  . 


Cobbe,     . 


Brooke,   . 

46,  151,  156 


132,  151 





Browne,          2,  81, 

120,  ] 

45,  179,  186 


.       149 


.        186 






22,  120 






143,  148 


.       134 


24,  112 


.       195 




.       189 

BuUen,    . 


Collett,    . 

.       107 

BuUer,     . 


Collins,    . 

92,  121,  122 

Bulteel,   . 



.       117 



Conry,     . 


Burr  owes. 

48,  137 

Conyngham,     . 

36,  87.  102 



Cooke,     . 

92,  178 

Butler,     . 

36,  41,  137 

Cooper,    . 

.  59,  60 

Butler,  see  Wandesforde-Butler. 


63,  80,  85,  86 

Butt 116,  117 




.  29,  91 

Corry,      . 

.     84,  85,  86 

Caird 63 

Cosby,     . 

.        133 

Caldwell,           ....           7 

Cotter,     . 

161,  193 

Callwell,            .          .          .        155,  156 



Campbell,    40,  54,  85,  101,  122,  187,  195 


117,  143,  179 

Campbell,  see  Graham-Campbell. 


.       116 

Cane, 176 


.       107 

Carden,   . 




Carey,      . 



.        139 

Carlisle,  . 


Crawford  and  Balcarre 

8,  .          .         42 






47,  169 



Carrick,  . 


Crofton,  . 


Carson,    . 

67,  75 

Crookshank,     . 


Carter,     . 

33,  1 

25,  126 

Crossle,    . 

.        153 





Carua- Wilson,  . 


Crozier,   . 


Gary,        . 


75,  188 

Cruise,     . 

,  36,  88 

Castlemaine,     . 


Cuddy,    . 


Castlestuart,     . 



86,  161 



Cunningham,    . 

115,   196 




75,  76,  189 

Cayley,    . 


Curtis,     .          .          18 

23,  74,  126,  155 



Cutts      . 














Charlemont,     . 


Dalziel,   . 




Daniel,    . 




Darley,    . 



.        186 

David,     . 


Chidley,  . 


Davies,    . 


Childe,     . 






Dawson,                41,  6£ 

>,  105,  100,   151 




.       193 

Church,   . 


de  Bouffon, 



.        180 

de  Bressy, 


Chute,     . 


de  Burgh, 



.       144 

de  Cerjat 



.        157 

De  Gennes 

...       135 


.       102 

de  la  Rive 

.       136 

Clark,      . 

.       106 

de  Lautour 

.       193 




181,   182 

de  Markievicz 








Dennis.    . 




Desminieres,     . 


de  Turkheim,  . 


de  Vassall, 


de  Vives 




de  Zuylen  de  Nyevelt, 




Dickey,   . 








Dixon,     . 


Dobbin,  . 


Dobbs,     . 

91,  93 

Dobel,     . 


D'Oisy,   . 












DouU,     . 



70,  149 

Doyne,    . 


Drake,     . 

.       109 

Draper,   . 


59.  191 

Drinkile  . 

.       186 


.       179 

Drope,     ... 

108,  175,  185 


24,  178 


.       180 

du  Cros, 




Dunlop   . 



.       148 

Duplex,  . 




Eccles,     . 

.  51,  52 

Eckersall,         .          .         142,  143,  145 

Eckersall,  see  Nixon-Eckersall. 

Edminson,        ....       188 







Elliott,    . 


Ellis,        ...             88,  89,  198 



Enery,  67,  69.  128,  129,  130,  131,  132, 
133,  1^9,  167,  172 
English,  .....  16 
Eaniskillen,  ....  82 
Erskine,  92,  103,  119,  120,  121, 122.  127, 
187,  188,  189,  190,  191,  194,  195,  196 

Eskin 188 

Eustace 176 

Evered 93 

FaUs,  . 


19,  20 





Farnell- Watson, 



137,  142 



Fergus,    . 


Ferrier,   . 




74,  178 

Fiddes,    . 


Field.       . 

72,  181 



Finglas,  . 


FitzGerakl,       . 


148.  149 



90,  177 



139,  140 





Follis.      . 


Foote,      . 




For  good. 


Forster,  . 



.  29,  36 

Foster,    . 


147,  194 

Fownes,  . 


Franks,   . 


Fraser.    . 


Fkench,  Ahce, 



Mrs.  Duplex, 



nee  Harris, 


,,          Anne, 

nee  Le  Hunte 

.  15,  27 

,,          Anne, 


Catherine,  .  .  8 

Daniel  (Major),  3,  4,  6,  26 
Daniel,  of  Dublin,  3,  5,  9 
Deborah,  Mrs.  Pigott,  18,  22 
Elinor,  nee  Johnston,  3,  6 
EUnor,       ...  9 

Elinor,  ...  18 
EHnor,  Mrs.  Stanford,  28 
Elinor,  Mrs.  Tisdall,  4,  6,  38 
Ehzabeth,  Mrs.  Curtis,  18 

Elizabeth,  nee  Lenthall,  7 

Elizabeth,  Itfrs.  Sherwood,  9 
Frances,  Rlrs.  Stanton,  18 
George,      .  .         .         16 

Harriet,  Mrs.  Hawker,  8 

Humphrey.  M.P.,  3.  9,  10.  11, 
12,  13,  14,  15 
Humphrey,  (Rev.),     .         16 
Humphrey,         .  .  S 

Isabella,  nee  BedeU,  .  26 
Jane,  ...         18 

Jane,  nee  .  8 

Joanna,  Mrs.  Fanning,  19,  39 
Katherine,  Mrs.  Greene,       18 

Letitia,  nee .         15 

Letitia,      .  .  .         16 

Marianne,  Mrs.  Nixon,  19,  39, 
83.  168,  172 

Margaret  Rebecca, 
Martha,     . 



Mary,  nee 

Mary,  iiee  Meade, 


Mary,  Sirs.  Fletcher, 




17.  174 



Mary,  Mrs.  Warburton,  3,6,34 



Fbench,  Mary,  nee  PeiTott,      .  7 

Mary,  Mrs.  Harford,    .         16 

,,  Mary,  Mrs.  Rouse,      .  8 

Mathew,  of  Belturbet,,    1,  2, 

3,  4,  5,  6 

Mathew,  of  Dublin,    3,  6,  17, 


Mathew  (Rev.),  .    17,  18 

Mathew,     ...  9 

Mathew     ...         16 

Mathew,     ...         19 

,,  Mathew,  of  Ballyhubback,    3, 


,,  Rebecca,    ...  18 

,,  Rebecca,  vee  Beaumont,         9 

„  Richard,  of  Belturbet,  1 

,,  Richard,    ...  2 

Richard,  of  Dublin,     3,  4,  5, 

6.  7 

Richard,    .  .  .      4,  9 

„  Richard,  of  Baltinglass,    7,  8, 


,,  Richard,    ...  9 

,,  Richard,    ...  15 

Robert,      ...  1 

Robert,      ...  16 

,,  Susanna,  afterwards 

Anderson,        .  .  2 

,,  Susanna,  nee  English, 

,,  Susanna,  Mrs.  Le  Hunte 


Susanna,  Mrs.  Sheridan, 
William,    . 





Garvey,  . 




Gebbie,    . 

Gell,  see  Chandos-Pole-Gell. 

George,   . 


Gillmor,  . 





Godley,    . 


Goold,     .    143,  144, 




Gorges,    . 



Gosling,  . 



G rattan. 
Greene,    , 


145,  146, 

37,  98, 

29,  89,  90,  91,  93 








101,  102 


40,  175 


.       174 

148,  150 


130,  188 

147,  148 







94,  121 

111,   116 

18,  120 


163,  164 

Griffin,     . 
Griffith,  . 
Grogan,  . 
Grove,     . 







Haig 159 

Hailes,     .....         60 

Haire 96 

Hales, 126 

Haliday,  .  .  .  .123 

Haiton, -105 

Hamill-Stewart         ...  90 

Hamilton,   22,  29,  35,  39,  40,  49,  69,  87. 

94,  97.  108,  131,  139,  140,  151,  180. 

Hamilton,  see  Morris-Jones-Hamilton. 






Hands,    . 

Hanna,    . 



Harden,  . 




Harley.    . 

Harpur,  . 

Harris,     . 

Hart,       . 










77,  97 





16,  164 

67,  170 

113.  114 


8,  109 





Hassard,    44,  48,  50,  61.  67,  68.  75,  89. 
Ill,  165,  168,  170,  182,  186 




Hay- Dr  ummond-Hay, 

Hayes     . 


Hearn,     . 







Henry.    . 

Henty,     . 


Heron,     . 



Hickson,  .    78,  191, 

Higginbotham,'"'  ^ 


24,  145 
99,  130 
181,  182 
192,  193,  194 

130  lV  I  "^ 
40,  181 

Higinbotham,  47,  68,  70,  151,  152,  153/:ix^y.Jl 

154,  157',  158,  169.  170.  198  ^•:' 
Higinbothom,  ....       15'7"^'a.-'\t'i 





55,  146.  186 



Hilton,    . 

.       186   1 

Kitchenhara,    .          .          .          .139 

Hinton,  . 

.        107 

Kitterman,                 .          .          .110 

Hobart,  . 


Knipe, 49.  50 


193.  194 

Knox,      .            50.   115.   138,   160,   161 



Kyle,       .     152,  159,  160,  161,  165,  166 

Hogan,    . 


Kynaston,                  .          .          .  32,  33 

Holden,  . 


Holmes,  . 

77.  123 


.•     130 

Lander, ill 





Homersham,    . 

.        107 



Honner,  . 

.       116 



Horan,     . 

52,  158,  160 







122,  144.  185 


.       174 


.       107 


.       165 








17,  42,  49,  175 

Legge.     . 



.  40,  41 

Le  Gros, 


Hudson,           6 

7,   75 

,   89,   90,   94,    101 

Le  Hunte, 

15,  27.  28 

Hughes,  . 

106,  107,  150 



Hume,     . 

.       182 

Leitrim.  . 





Le  Mesurier,    . 



.       126 



Hunt,      . 

117.  122 



Hunter,  . 



66,  i 

31.   139,   196 

Huson,    . 

.  27,  28 


34,  148 



L'Estrange-Malone   . 


Lewis     . 

02,  117.  165 

Leycester-Penrhyn.  . 


Inchiquin,         .          .          .          .160 







Irvine,     . 

64,  68,  162 

Little,   67.   100,  161, 


163.  164.  165 



Litton,    .       ,  . 

.        166 









Jackson,           .          .     97,  99,  105,  120 



Jacson,   . 




James,     . 

177,  185 

Lothian  . 


Jellett,    . 




Jessop,    . 


Lovat,     . 



.  4,  161 




6,  61,  64,  96.  99 

Lowry,    . 



25.  141 



Jones,   29.  37,  99,   105.  109.  110,  111. 


94,  125 

141.  153,  190 



Jones,  see  Morris-Jones,  and  Morris- 


.       146 

Jones- Hamilton. 


.  93,  94 

Judd 115 




62,  154,  185 

Lyons,     . 

.       178 

Keane 72 


.  94,  95 





Kellett,   . 

.     88,  93,  94 

Mc  Alpine 164 

Kellie,     . 



156,  157 




.       184 


.    40,  56,  155 






.     53.  60,  61 









Kidd.       . 

.       118 



Kildahl,  . 




Killanin. . 




King,       . 

50,  126 




.       185 






M'Guire 152 

Montgomery,    Alexander    Nixon 

M'Harg,            ....         66 

(Capt.),   . 


Mackarness,     .          .          .          .134 

,,          Alexander            Randal 

Mackay,            .          .          .        124,  158 



McKeand 60 

„          Alexandra        Rogeria 

McKenzie,        ....         48 

Louisa ,    Mrs.    Beau- 

MacMahon,      .          .          .           67,  185 



McMaster,         ....          67 

„          Alicia,  nee  Vemer,    . 


Macpherson,     ....         57 

,,          Anna  Elizabeth  Mary, 


Magrath 159 

Anna  Maria,  ]\Irs.  Nixon, 


Malone,  see  L'Estrange-Malone. 


Manners,           .          .          .          .         42 

,,          Anna        Sophia,        nee 

Mansergh,         .          .          .          .          19 



Mansfield,         .          .         147,  192,  193 

,,          Arthur  Henry, 


Mar, 187 

Arthur  Henry, 


Marlay, 41,  42 

,,          Blanche     Lucia,     Mrs. 

MarshaU 107 



Martin,    .          .          .  123,  154,  155,  156 

,,          Dulcia  Gabriella, 


Martley,            ....        120 

Dulcia  Maud,   . 


Mason,     .....          48 

,,          Edith  Lavinia  Decima, 


Masson,  .          .          .          .          .135 

,,          Eliza,  7iee  Stanley,     . 


Massy,     .....        156 

,,          Ehzabeth,  nee  Holmes, 


Mather,  .          .          .         123,  124,  126 

„          Elizabeth,  Mrs.  Power, 


Mathews 176 

,,          Elizabeth  Stanley,     . 


Maunsell,          .          .          .        110,  176 

Francis  Chamley, 


MaxweU,           .          .            20,  137,  142 

,,          Gabriel    Charles    Lang- 

May,        .          .          .         149,  150,  154 

ford,     . 


Meade,    .          .          .      7.  17,  174,  175 

„          George,    . 


Meade- Waldo,           .          .        179,  180 

„          George  Alexander  Nixon 


Meares 120,   141 

,,          Georgina  Hickson,    . 


Mee, 84 

,,          Grace    Dorothea,    Sirs. 







,,          Handcock, 




Henrietta,  nee  Stafford, 




Henrietta  Frances,  nee 







,,          Irene  Sibyl  Theresa,  . 


Metge,     .... 


,,          Istere        Alicia,        nee 







Istere     Octavia,      Mrs. 



Dewhtu-st,     . 


Millan,     .... 


,,  •       Jane  Caroline, 




,,          Jeannie  Holmes, 


Miller 55, 

77,  108 

,,          Jeannie    Holmes,    Mrs. 

Milling,    .... 






John  Willoughby  Verner 


Millner,   .... 


,,          Madeline, 




,,          Mark  Anthony, 




,,          Mary, 



35,  193 

,,          ilary,  Mrs.  Adams,  . 




„          Mary,  nee  Lane, 




,,          Mary     Elizabeth,      nee 

Monck,    .... 






,,          Muriel  Constance, 


Montagu-Douglas-Scott,    . 


,,          Quintin  Hogg, 


Robert,    . 


Montgomery  (formerly  Nixon)  : 



,,          Adelaide     Maud,     nee 

,,          Roger  Quintin, 


Berning,        .          .         79 

Thomas,  . 


„         Alethe      Sylva,      Mrs. 

„          Waldyve  David, 


Wingfield-Stratford,        79 

Montgomery,   ...           68, 


„          Alexander,  of  Bessmoxmt,  82 

Montgomery,  see  Lyons-Montgomery. 

,,          Alexander,        .          .         82 

Moore.     22,  23,  50,  51.  91,  92,  100, 


Alexander,        .          .         82 

123,  133,  136,  155,  169,  179, 


,,          Alexander  Nixon  (Major)  77 

Moorhead,        ...          86, 


„          Alexander  Nixon  (Rev.)     77 

Morgan,  ..... 


Alexander  Nixon,      .         78 

Morland,          .... 


„         Alexander  Nixon, 


Morres,    ..... 




Morris- Jones-Hamilton, 


Morton,  . 







Munro,    . 

Murray,  . 

130,  142,  147.  154 
87,  88, 

Napier,    . 

Nason,     . 

Nesbitt,  .     130, 


Nevile,    . 






Nind,       . 









187,  188,  189 
56,  180 


136,  137,  170 
136,  181 
76,  143 


Abigail,  nee  Clements,  .  62 
Abigail,  Mrs.  Kildahl,  .  63 
Adam,  ...         45 

Adam  (Rev.),         .    47,  51,  169 

Adam,  (of  Granshagh) 

Adam  (Rev.),  66,   99, 

168,  169. 

Adam  (of  TheGraan), 


140,  162, 

170,  172 

69,  131, 


84,  172 


Adam  (of  Greeny), 

Adam  (Lieut.), 

Adam  (of  Cranleybeg)   .       177 

Adelaide,   nee    Fetherston- 

haugh,  ...  74 
Adrien  Leonard  Eccles,  .  59 
Alured  Montgomery  Do^vnes,  71 
Alexander  (of  Nixon  Hall),  68, 
167,  170 
Alexander,  ...  69 
Alexander  (Capt.),  .         69 

Alexander  (Rev.),  .  72,  73 

Alexander         (afterwards 

Montgomery).     .  .  77 

Alexander  Edward,        .         71 
Alexander      Percival      St. 

Aubyn,      ...         59 
Ambrose  Leet,       .  .         64 

Amelia  Dorothea,  .       182 

Amy  Louisa,  7iee  Wilson,       59 
Andrew  (Lieut.),   .  .         44 

Andrew  (Rev.),      .  47,  138 

Andrew  (of  Behialeck),  70,  152 
Andrew  (Rev.),     19,     67.     83, 

167,  169,  170, 

Andrew  (of  Lurgan  Lodge), 
Andrew  (of  Cavan),      138, 

Anna,  Mrs.  Blake, 


Nixon,  Anna,  . 
„      Anna,   . 
,,      Anna.  . 
„      Anna,  nee  Barrett, 
,,      Anna     Maria, 

nee    Mont- 

73,  80 

Anna  SeUna,  Mrs.  G  rattan      90 
Aima  Sophia,  Mrs.  Thistle- 

thwaite,    .  .  .         181 

Anna  Susanna,      .  .       179 

Annabella,  Mrs.  Hanna,  97 

Anne,  Mrs.  Higinbotham,  47,  151 


Anne,  nee  Rothery, 

Anne,  . 

Anne,  Mrs.  Pierce, 

Anne,  . 

Anne,  Mrs.  Rogers, 

Anne,  Mrs.  Ken wor they, 

Aime,  nee  Walker, 

Anne,  . 

Anne,  . 

Anne,  Mrs,  Swanzy, 

48,  169 

48,  49 













Anne,  nee  Stewart, 
Anne,  Mrs.  Purdon, 
Anne        Catherine,        nee 

Harpiir,  ...  73 
Anne     Philadelphia,     nee 

Braham,  ...  54 
Anne  Susanna,  nee  Lyons,  178 
Annette,  nee  Campbell,  54 

Archibald,  ...  44 
Archibald,  ...  45 
Arthur  William  Lennox,  62 
Augusta,  jNIrs.  Dalziel,  .  179 
Augusta  Eliza,  Mrs,  Scott- 
Murray,  .  ,  ,  180 
Augusta  Laura,  Mrs.  Roch- 

fort,  .         .  .182 

Barbara,  Mrs,  Corry,  .  84 
Blanche,  Mrs,  Beare,  ,  71 
Brian       George       Michael 

Frederick,  .  .         74 

Brinsley,  ...  83 
Brinsley  (Rev.).     .  .        141 

Brinsley  (Capt.),  .  .  142 
Brinsley  de  Coiu'cy,  144,  150 
Brinsley  Hampton,  .  150 
Britannia,  nee  Morris-Jones,  87 
Britannia,  Mrs.  Crookshank,  88 
Caroline  Mary,  nee  GooJd,  144, 
Catherine,  nee  Acheson,  67,  170 
Catherine,  Mrs,  Barton,  68, 
167,  170 
Catherine,  Mrs.  Nixon,  68,  94 
Catherine,  ...  70 
Catherine,  Mrs,  Hudson,  75 
Catherine,  Mrs,  Hands,  177 
Catherine  Anne,  .  .  149 
Catherine     Henrietta,     nee 

Ram,  .         .  .179 

Catherine  Henrietta,  Countess 

de  Nyevelt,  179 

Cecil  Amy,  ...  60 
Charles,  ...  62 
Charles,         ...         96 



Nixoisr.  Charles    Alexander     New- 
„      Charles    Howard     Fether- 

„      Charlotte  nee  Fergus,     . 
„      Charlotte,  nee  Rencher, 
,,      Charlotte  Eveljm, 
„      Clara  Mary,  ]\Irs.  Eckersall,    143 
,,      Constantia      Agnes,      Mrs. 

,,      Constantia  Mary  Anne,  nee 
Crommelin  St.  Aubyn,  . 
,,      Daniel, 

,,      Dora,   .... 
Dora        Charlotte,        Mrs. 
Drought,    . 
„      Dorothea,  Mrs.  Eochfort, 
,,      Dorothea  Mary  Anne,  Mrs. 

Harden,     . 
„      Dorothea  Rose  nee  Morris 
,,      Eccles  (Rev.), 
„      Eccles  (Major-Gen.  Sir), 
,,      Eccles,.  .  .  . 

,,      Eckersall  (Rev.),   . 
,,      Edward  (Rev.), 
,,      Edward   Atcherley   Ecker- 
sall, .  .  .  • 
Edward  Baynes  (Major), 
„      Edward  J.  (Rev.), 
,,      Edward  Maitland  (Capt.), 
,,      Elinor,  nee  Beatty, 
„      Eliza,   .... 
Eliza,  Mrs.  Harpur, 
Eliza,   .... 
Eliza,  Mrs.  Dempsey,     . 
'„      EUza  Anne,  Mrs.  Tyndall, 
Eliza  Anne,  Mrs.  Johnston 
Eliza     Mary     Anne,     nee 











52,  169 







Nixon,  Emily,     Mrs.  Lyons-Mont- 
„      Emily    Mabel    Macdonald, 

Tiee  Cooper, 
„      Emma    Dorothea,    Mrs. 

„      Emma      Elizabeth,      Mrs. 

Dawson,     . 
,,      Emma  Fielding,  nee  Leet, 
,,      Emma  Leet, 

Fergus  Brinsley  (Capt.), 
Florence,  ?iee  Benham,   . 

Emerson,  ...  58 
Elizabeth,  ...  48 
Elizabeth,        Mrs.        Mac- 

pherson,  ...  57 
Elizabeth,  Jlrs.  Nixon,  .  71 
Elizabeth,      .  .  .  71 

EHzabeth,  Mrs.  Curry,     .  75 

Elizabeth,  nee  Reilly,  .  83 
EHzabeth      ...  94 

EHzabeth,  nee  Johnston,  96 
EHzabeth,  Mrs.  D'Oisy,  97 

Elizabeth,  nee  Ward      .  97 

Elizabeth,  Mrs.  Meares,  .  141 
Elizabeth,  Mrs.  Goold,  .  143 
Elizabeth,  nee  Hughes,  .  150 
Elizabeth,      .  .  .177 

Elizabeth,  nee  Browne,  .  179 
EHzabeth.      .  .  .179 

Elizabeth  Adela,    .  .         53 

Elizabeth    Frances    Laura, 

nee  Oustaigne    .  .  64 

EHzabeth  Mary,  nee  GrifBn,  71 
EHzabeth  Nina,     .  .        150 

Elizabeth     Southern,     nee 

Royle,        .  .  .         71 

Ellen 179 

Ellen  Lavmia  Philadelphia, 

Mrs.  Worsley-Roberts,         60 
Ellen  Sophia,  nee  Cooper,       59 

Frances,  Mrs.  Nixon, 
Frances,  Mrs.  Enery, 









.  49,  53 

67,     128, 


84,  172 



Frances,  Mrs.  Wray, 

Frances      Elizabeth,      nee 

Lyon,         ...  62 
Frances        Evelyn,        nee 

Hampton,           .          .  150 

Frances  Maria,  Mrs.  Shaw,  72 

Frances  Maria,  nee  Hare,  96 

Frances  Neville,  .  .  181 
Frances     SteUa,     Mrs.     de 

Cerjat,        .          .      .  143 

Frances  Stella,  Lady  May,  149 
Frances    WiUoughby,     nee 

Yates,        ...  74 

Frank  Alexander,  .  73 
Frederick,  .  .  .178 
Frederick,      .          .          .178 

Frederick  Alcock,            .  71 

Frederick  Eckersall,        .  142 

Frederick  Fleming,          .  64 

Frederick  Trimnell,         .  71 

French,          ...  96 

George  (of  Granshagh),  46 

George,          ...  48 

George,          ...  49 

George  (Capt.),      .          .  54 

George  (of  Nixon  Hall),  67 , 

168,  169 
George  (of  Nixon  Hall)    .  68,  94 

George,          ...  73 

George  (of  Lurgan  Lodge),  84, 

96,  172 

George,          ...  83 

George,          ...  96 

George,  M.D.,         .          .  97 

George  (of  Redmills),     .  178 

George  (Major),     .          .  178 

George  (Lieut.),     .          .  179 

George  Alcock,       .          .  70 

George  Alcock,       .          .  71 
George  Alcock,  M.D.,     .  73,  80 

George  Alsager  Fitzgerald,  98 

George  Eccles  (Capt.),     .  62 
George  Eccles,       .          .  62,  63 

George  Eccles,        .          .  62 

George  Eccles,       .          .  63 

George  Eccles,       .          .  64 

George  Eccles  Priestley,  64 

George  Lennox,     .          .  53 
George     Michael     (Surg.- 

Major).       ...  74 

George   Tate   St.   Aubyn,  59 

Georgina,       ...  70 


Nixon,  Georgina,  Mrs.  Meharry, 
„      Geraldine  Eccles  Cottrell, 
„      Gilbert, 
„      Gladys     Elizabeth,     Hon. 

Mrs.  Grosvenor, 
„      Grisell,. 
„      Hannah,  nee  Higinbothara, 






Hannah,  Mrs.  Scott, 

Hannah  Frances,  . 

Hannah  Georgina, 

Harpur  Colvill  John  (Rev.), 

Harpur  Cyril, 



Harriet  Osborne,  Hon.  Mrs. 

Stopford,   .  .  .143 

Harriett    Anna    Elizabeth, 

Mi-s.  Millner,       .  .  98 

Helen,  ...         88 

Helen  Flora,  Mrs.  Prender- 

gast,  ...         58 

Helen    Philadelphia,     Mrs. 

Grant,        ...         57 
Helen  St,  Aubyn,  69 

Henry,  ...  87 

Henry  (Lieut.-Col),        .       179 
Henry,  .  .  .179 

Henry  Clements,   .  .         64 

Henry  John,  .  .       181 

Henry  Scott,  .  .         62 

Henry  Scott,  .  .         62 

Henry  Scott,  .  .         63 

Henry  Stewart  (Lieut.),  88 

Horatio  Stopford  (Capt.),       150 
Humphrey       (of    Nixon 

Lodge),      .  .     86, 87,  172 

Humphrey  (Lieut.),        .         97 
Humphrey  Robert,         .  87 

Humphrey      Stewart      (of 

Nixon  Lodge),   .  .         87 

Isabel,  .  .  48,  169 

Isabell,  ...         45 

Isabella,  Mrs.  Hamilton,  49 

James,  .  47,  168,  169 


James  (Capt.), 

49,  63 



James  (of  Cummany), 








James  (Lieut.), 


James     Hamilton     Fitz 

Gerald,       . 


James  Lennox, 


James  Lennox, 


Jane,    . 

48,  169 

Jane,  nee  Monaghan, 


Jane,  Mrs.  Knipe, 


Jane,  nee , 


Jane,  Mrs.  Hassard, 

68,  170 

Jane     . 


Jane,  nee  Aloock, 


Jane,  Mrs.  Power, 


Jane,  Mrs.  Burrows, 


Jane,    . 


Jane,  nee  Hamilton, 


Nixon,  .Jane,    . 

„      Jane,  nee  James,  . 
,,      Jane,    . 

Jane  Fielding  Ould, 
,       Janet,  nee  Armstrong, 
,,      Jemima,  nee  Alcock, 

Jemima,  Mrs.  Field, 
,,      Jemima, 

,,      Jemima  Georgina  Mary, 
„      Jemima     JuUana,     Mrs, 

,,      John  (of  Granshagh), 

















John  (Major), 
John,  .... 
John  (Capt.), 
John,  .... 
John  (of  Redraills), 
John,  .... 
John  (of  Carriok), 
John,  .... 
John  Clements, 
John  Eccles  (C.B.  Major- 
Gen.),  ...  59 
John  L5'ons  (Lieut.-Col.),  181 
John  Pigott  (Major-Gen.),  58,  59 
Joseph  (Lieut.-Col.),  .  53,  54 
Joseph,  .  .  .61,  62 

JuUa 70 

Juliana  Mary  Anne,  nee 

Alcock,  ...  74 
Katharine,  nee  Johnstone,  141 
Kathleen  Frances  Maud,  62 

Kathleen  Margaret  Alsager, 

nee  Pollock,        .  .         98 

Kathleen     Melville,     nee 

Doull,  ...  64 
Kathleen  St.  Aubyn,  .  59 
Kenneth  St.  Aubyn,  .  59 
Lennox,  ...  53 
Letitia,  Mrs.  Baillie,  .  88 
Lilah  Eveleen,        .  .  62 

Louis  Hamilton,    .  .         73 

Louisa  Mary,  nee  Peare,  70 
Lucy,  nee  Percy,  .  .         66 

Lucy,  ....  143 
Lucy  Adele,  nee  Pratt,  .  64 
Lucy       Catherine,       nee 

Wynne,      .  .         .142 

Magdalene,  Mrs.  Cooke,  178 
Margaret,  Mrs.  Hassard,  44 

Margaret,  Mrs.  Carr,       47,  169 

Margaret,  nee  ,        .         48 

Margaret,  Mrs.  Young,  67,  167 
Maria,  ...         74 

Maria,  nee  Crawfurd,  .  87 
Marianne,  nee  French,  19,  83, 
168,  172 
Marian,  Mrs.  Hudson,  .  89 
Marie,  nee  Louis,  .  .  73 

Marie     Therese     Amelia, 

nee  Innes,  .  •         59 

Marjorie  Adelaide  Eileen, 

Mrs.  Millar,         .  .  74 

Marmaduke  George  (Lieut.- 
Col.),  .         .  .179 
Martha,  Mrs.  Bulteel,    .         49 


Nixon,  Martha,  nee  Kitchenham,       139 
,,      Martha  Plunkennette,  nee 

Wisdom,    ...         74 

„      Mary 49 

,,      Mary,  nee  Eccles,  .         51 

,,      Mary,  nee  Conry,  .         52 

„      Mary,  Sirs.  Wood,  .         57 

Mary,   ....  62 

„      Mary,  nee  Stogdell,         66,  167 
„      Mary,   Mrs.    Higinbotham,    68, 
152,  167,  170 
„      Mary,  nee  Montgomery,  68 

„      Mary 69 

„      Mary,  nee  Enery,     69,  131,  139 
„      Mary,  Mrs.  Nixon,  .     69,70 

„      Mary,  ....         70 

„      Mary 71 

Mary,  Mrs.  O'Donoiighoe,        76 

Mary,  nee  Hamilton,     139,  140 















83,  172,  185 










Mary,  nee  Hartigan, 

Mary,  Mrs.  Nixon, 

Mary,  nee ,     . 

Mary,  Mrs.  Moxham,     . 

Mary,  nee  Desbrisay, 

Mary,  Mrs.  Taylor, 

Mary  Anne,  nee  Keating, 

Mary  Anne, 

Mary  Anne,  nee  Suther- 

Mary  Anne,  Mrs.  Delhoste, 

Mary  Bailey, 

Mary  Jane,  Mrs.  Young, 

Mary  Jane,  nee  Allison, 

Mary  Jane,  . 


Mervyn  Ossory, 



Montgomery  Downes,     . 

Murray  Octavius  (Col.), 

Nancy  Gladys, 

Noreen  Adele  Clements, 

Obr6  Alsager  FitzGerald, 

Oscar   Frederick   Drelin- 

Penelope  Eliza,  nee  Jack- 
son, . 

Peter,  . 

Rebecca,  nee  Hassard, 

Rebecca    Henrietta,    % 

Rebecca  Mary  Anne,  Mrs, 

Richard  Phepoe  (Lieut 



Robert  (C.B.  Lieut.-Col.) 



Robert  (of  Cranleybeg) 

Robert  (Rev.), 


Robert  (Lieut.-Col.), 

Robert  Cramer, 

Robert  Fielding  Ould, 

Robert  Herbert  (Rev.), 

Robert  Law  Drelincourt, 

Rose,  nee  Phepoe, 






















Nixon,  Sarah,  nee  Scott, 

Sarah,  Mrs.  Ellis, 

Sarah,    nee    Fetherston 

Sarah  Maria, 

Sophia,  Mrs.  Ward 

Stella  Frances  Eliza,  Mrs, 

Sydney  Herbert  Leet 



Thomas  (of  Kingstown),  47,  66, 






Thomas  (Capt.), 




Thomas  Marie, 


WiUiam  (of  Mullaghduff), 


William  (of  Mullaghduff), 



William,     ... 


Winifred  Elizabeth  Arm- 
strong, Mrs.  Morre.s,     . 

Wyndham  Henry  Ecker- 
sall,  .... 




















Nixon-Eckersall  : 

,,        Clara  Laura  Edith,     . 
,,        Florence  Eleanor,   nee 

Scobell,  . 
„        Frederick    Eckersall 

(Capt.),  . 
,,        George  Montague, 
Nixon  (of  a  different  family), 







Nixon-Montgomery,  see  Montgomery. 

Noble,     . 

Nooth,     . 



Norton,  , 

Nugent,  . 





Oakes,     . 







O'Hara,  . 


Oliver,     . 








63,  95 







58,  148 







Oaborue,           .          .          .         .144 


.  20,  21,  22, 

85,  124,  191 

Ottley,     . 

.       132 

Rialan,    . 







.  69,  94 



74,81,  188, 


192,  193 





.       108 


31,  32,  33 





Righy,     . 


Risley,     . 


Paget,      ....        147,  190 



Paisley,   . 

.        139 

Roberts,  see 







.       142 



Palmer,   . 


Roche,     . 


Parker,    . 

.       188 


41,  179,  182 


119,   194 

Rogers,   . 

.  52.  99 


.       124 

Romer,    . 

.       156 

Patry,      . 



70.  Ill 


.       124 


32,  182 

Patton,   . 



21,  112 




48.  49 




.       120 


158,  159 

Rouse,     . 


Pendred-Saunders,    .          .          .190 

Routh,    . 


Penrli3Ti,  see  Leycester-Penrh3mi. 

Royds,     . 

.  33,  41 

Perceval,                              .          .148 

Royle,      . 


Percy,      .....          66 

Russell,  . 


Perrott 7 

Russell,  see  Oldnall-Russell. 

Phepoe,             ....          84 



Pierce,     .....         49 

Rutter,    . 


Pigot 160,  161 

Ryland,  . 


Pigott,     .                 18,    22,    23,    24,    25 

Piper 161 

Pitt 129 

Plowden,           ....         55 

St.  Aubyn, 


Pole-Gell,  see  Chandos-Pole-Gell. 

St.  George, 

94,  129 

Pollock 98 

St.  Germans 


Pollok  see  Crawfurd-Pollok. 

Sadleir,    . 

.  92.  94 

Ponsonby,         ....         30 

Sadler,     . 


Powell, 48 



Power 77,  82 

Samuel,  . 


Powerscomrt,    ....         78 



Pratt,      .          .      32,  50,  64,   111,   182 



Prendergast,     ...          58.  120 

Saunders,  see  Pendred-Saunders. 

Preston,            .          .          .          .159 

Savile,  see  Lumley-Savile. 

Priestley,           .          .          .55,  56,  57 

Savoye    . 


Prince,     .....          31 

Saxby,     . 


Pringle,  .          .                   128,   129,  130 



Prinsep,  .....        156 

Scherer,  . 

135,  136 

Purdon 177 





Scobell,    . 

.       142 

Scott,      . 


62,  70,  148 

Quin, 144 


180,  181 

Quin,  see  WjTidham-Quin. 


151,  169 

Quinn 122,  123 

Seaton,    . 


Seaver,    . 




Seward,  . 


Raikes,    .          .          .          .          .         21 




.       179 



Reade,     . 

33,  154 

Shaw,      . 

72,  139, 140 





Reede,     . 





.  76,  102,  125 

Shegog,    . 


Reilly,     . 



.  18,  35 





120,  121 









Thompson,     21.  35,  50,  152,  158,  159, 

Siddall,    . 

.       109 

163,  165,  193 


.       118 

Thomson,          .          .          .          .116 



1    Tichborne, 


Sinton,    . 


Tisdall,    .          .     4, 

6,   38,   39,   40,   41 



Toler,       . 

110,   116 



Tone,       . 







.       164 




139,  140 



Slater,     . 

.        191 

Towers,   . 


Slator,     . 





.       110 

Trench,    . 

142,  144 

Sligo,       . 




Sloley,     . 



.       182 

Smith,     . 

.     34,  52,  60 


.       106 



Twigge,   . 


Smyth,    . 

33,  38,  186,  194 





Tyrone,   . 





34.  35.  36,  37 

Soutter,  . 


Uniacke,            ....          86 



Usher.     .          .          .                  162,  163 

Spinks,    . 





.       117 

Vallancey,         ....          60 



Vance,     . 






Stanford,         2 

7,  28. 

29,  30,  31,  32,  33 

Veitch,    . 

.       185 

Stanley,  . 


Ventry,    . 




Verner,    . 

78,  152 





Stawell,  . 


Vivian.    . 


Steele,     . 

116,  193 

Voules,    . 

.  40,  41 


.        121 

Stewart,     67,  68,  86. 

87.  90,  94,  121,  189 

Stewart,  see  Hamill 




Wadmore.         ....        105 



Waldo,  see  Meade- Waldo. 


117,  143.  179 

Walker.  ...             62,  100,  109 

Story,      . 

67,  132 

Wallen 24 


78,  191 

Walsh 96 


.       165 

Walton 25 



Wandesforde-Butler,           .          .        148 



Warbmton,       .          .    3,  4,  5,  6,  34,  35 


.       184 

Warburton,  see  Egerton-Warburton. 



Ward,      .          .  48,  49,  72,  97,  155,  191 



Wardlaw,          ....        141 



Warren,  . 

.  2.  155 

Swanzy,     15,  47,  60,  84,  92,  99,   100, 



102,  103,  104,  105,  106,  107,  108, 



109,  110,  111,  112,  113.  114,  115, 


48,  158 

116,  117,  118,  119,  120,  121,  123, 

Watson,  see  Farnell- 


127,  170,  171,  172,  173.  175,  184. 

Watt,       . 


185,  186,  194,  196 



Sweny 189 

Welsh.     . 


Synnot,   .          .          .         124,  125,  126 




81,  114 


.        120 



Talbot 7 

Westminster,    . 

.       150 

Tandy,    . 

.  85,  86 

White,     . 

75.  185 

Tatam,    . 




Taylor,    . 

.  7,  178 

Whitla,    . 








Whyte,    . 

.       150 


.       181 





Wileman 184 

Wilkinson,        ....  91 

Willans. 123 

Williams,  ....         25 

Williams,  see  Lloyd-Williams. 
Wilhner,  ....        106 

Wills 178 

Willson 123 

Wilmott 151 

Wilson.     21,  56,  59,  73,  115,  119,  120, 
126,  153,   195 
Wilson,  see  Carns-Wilson. 
Wilson-Slator.  .195 

Wilton 196 

Winchester,  .  .  .190 

Wingfield 79 

Wingfield-Stratford,  .         79 

Wisdom,  ....         74 

Wolfe,     . 
Wood,     . 
Wright,  . 
Wrixon,  . 


.  20   21 


57,  72,  157,  159 





105, 158,  159,  163 


175,  176 

148,   149 

142,  143,  144,  145.  146,  147. 


Yates  74 

Young,     62,  64,  67,  106,  132,  133,  134, 

135.  167,  170,  186 

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